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System Number: 02665
Date: 7 February 1894
Author: Henry George Bonavia Hunt[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 1/135/1
Document Type: MsLc[2]


Cassell's Magazine

Feb. 7 1894.

La Belle Sauvage, Ludgate Hill. E C.

Dear Sir -

I am intending to publish a series of photographs of eminent popular artists, and should be much obliged if I may be allowed to include yours in the number.

May I, therefore, ask you to kindly send me a recent portrait of yourself, or refer me to a photographer from whom I can obtain one?

Yours faithfully,

The Editor, Cassells Magazine

J McNeill Whistler Esq.

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1.  Henry George Bonavia Hunt
Henry George Bonavia-Hunt (1847-1917), journalist, founder of Trinity College of Music, London [more]; who was editor of Cassell's Magazine, 1874-96.

2.  MsLc
Copied by JW.

3.  Copy
JW wrote a copy of his reply, #02666, headed 'Answer' below this letter; he declined Hunt's offer, however tempted by being called both 'eminent' and 'popular'.