The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01174
Date: [20 June 1884?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Marcus Bourne Huish[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F106
Document Type: ALdS

Dear Huish -

I have received your cheque for the pound - and thank you -

The Secretary[3] did not say that any thing was to follow his enclosure - au contraire! -

I have from you a note[4] thanking me for the prompt attention I had given your request that I would print the proofs[5] - on that occasion I promised that directly I could get my exhibition[6] off my hands I would do this for you - So you can scarcely say that I have kept you waiting as though you had been in any uncertainty - for surely you make no point of my being hardly ready to print directly the Society happens to buy a plate! -

However[7] - merçi - I knew you would have it all put right -

Very sincerely Yours

J McNeill Whistler

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1.  [20 June 1884?]
This is a reply to Huish's letter of 19 June 1884 (#01173), in which Huish had suggested that JW had taken a long time in producing prints for the Society.

2.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].

3.  The Secretary
C. Lungley, employee of the Fine Art Society, London dealers [more], in his letter of 6 June 1884, (#01171).

4.  note
Not located.

5.  proofs
Proofs of Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5).

6.  exhibition
'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884.

7.  However ... J McNeill Whistler
The remainder of the text is in the left margin.