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System Number: 01365
Date: [26 May/August 1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: Marcus Bourne Huish[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F297
Document Type: AL[3]

My dear Huish -

I am sorry for once to write indiscreetly! which you know is so unlike me -

But on the spur of the moment & in my great disappointment I cannot help calling out to you that I have never seen such a horrible & indeed damnable photograph[4]!.

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1.  [26 May/August 1900]
This may date from after 25 May 1900, the date of E. G. Brown's letter to JW (see #01364).

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

3.  AL
Written on narrow bordered mourning paper and unsigned.

4.  photograph
Possibly one of the photographs offered by E. G. Brown of Rose and Gold: 'Pretty Nellie Brown' (YMSM 451) (see Brown to JW, #01364). The portrait was of Brown's young daughter. It was sold to Frank Lusk Babbott (1854-1933), collector [more], of Brooklyn, New York, in August 1900. See E. G. Brown to JW, #01360, 18 May 1900.