The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900
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System Number: 02938
Date: 10 January 1899
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: Auguste Charlotte Koopman[1]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 2/87
Document Type: MsLc

Dear Mr. Koopman -

I beg that you will present my compliments to the Committee[2], & thank them for their courteous thought of me, as one of the "International Jury".

It is however impossible for me to accept their flattering invitation as it is contrary to my wishes to take part in any official matter of the kind.

Pray then offer the gentlemen my regrets - with my full appreciation,

And believe me
very faithfully

J. McNeill Whistler

Jan: 10th 1899.

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1.  Auguste Charlotte Koopman
The recipient was probably Auguste Charlotte Koopman (1869-1924), landscapist, decorator and printmaker [more], who won a silver medal for decoration at Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900.

2.  MsLSc
Written in pencil in the hand of Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

3.  Committee
Probably of the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900.