The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd [Exhibition], Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1893
Record 9 of 11

System Number: 10063
Date: [April/May 1893][1]
Author: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: Harriet Elizabeth Adriana Reid[3]
Place: [Glasgow]
Repository: National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
Call Number: MSS Dept., 69251(B)
Document Type: ALS

110 Rue du Bac,

Dear Mrs Reid -

I have been ill since we received your husbands letter announcing the great event, or I should have written before this to tell you how much we congratulate [p. 2] you - and the young McNeill[4] - on his appearance into this world -

Be sure when his name is registered it is spelt with two ll's - and not with one - !!

We hope by this time you are well again -

Will you tell your husband[5] Mr Whistler [p. 3] will do his best to get him the tickets for the Salon[6] - Where are they to be sent - or shall we send them to him -

With kindest regards regards [sic] from us both and our love to the McNeill -

Very sincerely Yours

Beatrix Whistler.

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1.  [April/May 1893]
Dated by the reference to the Salon (see below).

2.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

3.  Harriet Elizabeth Adriana Reid
Harriet Elizabeth Adriana Reid (b. 1865), née Stevenson, wife of the dealer A. Reid [more].

4.  the young McNeill
Alexander James McNeill Reid (1893-1972), son of the dealer A. Reid [more].

5.  husband
Alexander Reid (1854-1936), Glasgow dealer [more].

6.  Salon
3rd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1893.