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System Number: 04585
Date: [25 January 1898][1]
Author: Joseph Pennell[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P225
Document Type: ALS



Cher Maitre

The McCulloch[3] business came off this afternoon - and we knocked the stuffing out of them -

It was fine, every R. A. to whom he applied has suddenly "took sick", or had a sitter, or [paraly?] was going on a journey or some thing - even every engraver or illustrator went back on him - it was too [p. 2] British - so I went feeling I was rather responsible for the whole business -

On the other side was the artist - such a "hartis" - backing up the dealers, standing in with the shop keeper, as usual.

And we just talked to the Judge, who said he dident believe the shop keeper - nor did I. And as for the artist there wasent any thing left of him And MacCulloch got [p. 3] his money and his costs and I hope is happy.

Any way I am

J Pennell

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1.  [25 January 1898]
Dated from the almanac, 25 January 1898 being a Tuesday; see also JW's reply, #07870.

2.  Joseph Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].

3.  McCulloch
George McCulloch (d. 1915), landscape painter [more]; for an explanation of this affair, see Pennell's further letter, #04584.