Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900
Record 7 of 41
System Number: 01666
Date: [3/13 October 1899]
Recipient: J. W. Gilmer
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G32
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr Gilmer -
It is very kind of you to go on taking this trouble for me - and I feel I am too readily abusing your courteous good nature - for you see I go on! -
I think it really [p. 2] injurious to affairs that the Company of the Butterfly should remain without representative! apparently colapsed [sic]! just as it is taking a firm position not only abroad (very distinctly in America) but also in London itself -
Couldn't you, don't you think, open the letters, and send a word in reply, generally, to the effect, more or less, that the matter - whatever it might be - would be put before the Directors of the Company immediately - that, for the moment, they are away - You might consult with Mr Heinemann, and ask him what he thinks of this - And if a visit of any kind were proposed, or announced, perhaps an appointment might be made, and the people seen with proper state and importance!? -
And the Mr Street affair? No answer to that have I had -
Now this is most "particular" : -
I want you to note this difference in postal address - the [p. 3] authorities have ordered that the letters for Pourville shall no longer go, or come through Dieppe - but through Off[r]anville - so you must direct all future letters:
otherwise endless delay -
Again with all my thanks,
J McNeill Whistler
I ask because of these new arrangements in the Post -
The letter was written in pencil; the paper has a deep mourning border.
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900.
11. I received a ... Post -
The rest of the letter is written in the left margin of p. 1, at right-angles to the main text.