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System Number: 06138
Date: 1 May 1896
Author: Thomas Robert Way[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W135
Document Type: ALS[2]


May 1 1896

Dear Mr. Whistler

In answer to your telegram, I send you the materials of the Catalogue[3] including the dummy copy of the binding. This is made up with the paper intended for the printing inside as well as out. The vellum back to have the lettering which I have pencilled on in gold, also if you wish it, the side of the cover shall be in gold on the brown paper. The portrait[4] would be printed on the Japaneese [sic] paper like those sent. For the Catalogue itself, I would wish to call your [p. 2] attention to the .?s[5] against nos 115-122, and 127 & 130, as to titles and the note "drawing erased".

Will you please be kind enough to return the dummy binding with the proofs, as I have to return it to the binders. I will push the whole matter through directly you have done what you wish -

with kind regards to Mrs Whistler[6] and yourself
I remain yours very sincerely

Thos R. Way.

J. McN. Whistler Esqr

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1.  Thomas Robert Way
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913), printer, lithographer and painter [more].

2.  ALS
Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, pp. 151-52, no. 167.

3.  Catalogue
Way, Thomas R., Mr. Whistler's Lithographs: the Catalogue, London, 1896; the publication caused a split between JW and the Ways.

4.  portrait
A photograph of JW, to which JW objected strongly.

5.  .?s
The items marked were Little Dorothy (C.147), Portrait Study: Mrs Philip (C.164), Portrait Study: Mr Herbert C. Pollitt (C.148), Savoy Pigeons (C.154), Evening, Little Waterloo Bridge (C.155), Charing Cross Railway Bridge (C.157), Little London (C.158), The Siesta (C.159), Sketch of William E. Henley (C.163), and Little London Model (C.168), respectively.

6.  Mrs Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. She died on 10 May 1896.