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Record 10 of 18

System Number: 08105
Date: [1885/1886?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Frank Miles[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/34/2
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,[3]
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

My dear Frank -

I really beg you a thousand pardons -

I meant to have answered your note[4] thanking you for the pretty flowers - and sending the Mezzo tint scraper[5] -

I have really found it! [p. 2] and will send it round when I find it again - ! -

[butterfly signature]


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Notes:

1.  [1885/1886?]
Dated by signature and reference to mezzotint (see below).

2.  Frank Miles
George Francis ('Frank') Miles (1852-1894), painter [more].

3.  BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
The letter was written at right angles to the printed heading. The club was (and is) a private gentlemen's dining club.

4.  your note
Not located.

5.  Mezzo tint scraper
This may relate to Trafalgar Square (M.1022), a mezzotint planned by JW c.1885 but still incomplete in September 1887 (see Martin Hopkinson, 'Whistler's Mezzotints', Print Quarterly, XV, 1998, pp. 396-401).