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System Number: 03059
Date: 10 March 1903
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Richard Albert Canfield[1]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 4/146
Document Type: MsLc[2]

Dear Mr Canfield -

How are you? - better I hope and pleasing your Doctor as I do! Still nothing rash must be dreamed of and if you have the faintest trace of evil about you, you must not descend here in the studio next Saturday!! -

You know I have had quite an odd bout, since you were here on Sunday - coughing the whole of the night - one of them - and demoralized more or less ever since! -

I want very much to see you though as I have something to talk to you about -

But "steady it is"! - and we must not spoil things through haste -

"His Reverence"[3] moreover only gains by being left alone! so thats all right! -

Let me have a line -
Very sincerely

J. McNeill Whistler

Wednesday. March 10. 1903.

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Richard Canfield. Esq.
Claridges Hotel -
Brook Street -
Grosvenor Square -
[postmark:] 12 May 03


1.  Richard Albert Canfield
Richard Albert Canfield (1855-1914), gambler [more].

2.  MsLc
Letter and envelope address copied by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

3.  'His Reverence'
JW's nickname for Canfield and an allusion here to Canfield's portrait, Portrait of Richard A. Canfield (YMSM 547).