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System Number: 09145
Date: [c. 19 January 1884][1]
Author: JW
Place: [St Ives]
Recipient: [Charles James Whistler Hanson?][2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLfc[3]

[...] I enclose the corrected proof for this next week's issue of the World[4], [...]

[...] Kindly set it up and send to Mr. Yates[5] on Monday morning. Some of my marking may I fear not be quite clear to the printer. Will you kindly look them over. I wish 'etching and photograph' to be the end of the last paragraph, and 'I am good Sir, yours etc' to be brought down, a line beginning about where I have put a star - so that the signature and the rest may come relatively just in the same order as they do now. [...]

Yours truly

J. McN. Whistler

This document is protected by copyright.


'C. G [sic] Hanson'

[postmark:] 'St. Ives, Cornwall'


1.  [c. 19 January 1884]
The original date of the letter from JW published in The World (#11399) is 19 January, and this note must have been written at the same time; see Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, B. 25. Dated as '14 November 1889' by sale catalogue, presumably from the postmark, but see below.

2.  [Charles James Whistler Hanson?]
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more]. If the catalogue entry is correct in identifying the addressee, this is one of the earliest letters from JW to Hanson requesting him to carry out instructions. The letter may, however, be separate from the envelope and be addressed to a compositor or printer, who is to 'set up' the corrected text mentioned by JW.

3.  PLfc
From unknown sale catalogue, (cat. no. 113). Described as 'to C. G. Hanson, St. Ives, Cornwall, no date [14 November 1889]. 2pp., 4½" x 7".' The date was presumably taken from the postmark but must be a mis-reading, unless the envelope is a separate item.

4.  World
For the full text of the published letter see #11399.

5.  Mr. Yates
Edmund Hodgson Yates (1831-1894), novelist, 'Atlas' columnist and editor-proprietor of the World [more].