The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Spring Exhibition, Goupil Gallery, London, 1900
Record 2 of 2

System Number: 11591
Date: [19 October 1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Charles Lang Freer[2]
Place: London
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 51
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS[3]

Dear Mr. Freer -

How very nice & kind of you in the midst of your haste! -

Yes I am better - and the pain nearly gone! -

You also I am glad to know [p. 2] the Doctor has taken care of -

How wise we both were! -

Never mind the Carlyle[4][.] You will see him next time -

And do manage to stay that together we may manage something in the studio -

With very best wishes and again Bon voyage
Always affectionately

J McNeill Whistler

Tell me how the little Lady Sophie[5] looks on your wall -

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'1901 (?)'

Charles L Freer Esq
Carlton Hotel


1.  [19 October 1900]
Dated by reference to illness. See JW's letter to C. L. Freer, [18 October 1900], postponing a meeting; also dated 1901 in pencil in another hand on the envelope. Freer sailed for America on 20 October 1900.

2.  Charles Lang Freer
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more].

3.  ALS
The stationery has a mourning border. Published by Merrill, Linda, With Kindest Regards. The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903, Washington and London, 1995, no. 42, pp. 130-31.

4.  Carlyle
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137), on show at Spring Exhibition, Goupil Gallery, London, 1900.

5.  Lady Sophie
Rose and Gold: The Little Lady Sophie of Soho (YMSM 504), which was hung in Detroit by December 1900. This sentence is written in the left margin, at right angles to the main text.