The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 2nd [Exhibition], Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892
Record 5 of 41

System Number: 03214
Date: [6 March 1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Alexander Reid[2]
Place: [Glasgow]
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 219
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]

110 Rue du Bac. Paris -

Sunday -

Dear Mr. Reid -

Perhaps you would like to put the enclosed into the Glasgow papers -

It might be rather a change after all the solemn stuff that has lately been written on the subject - Also you might send me the papers afterwards -

I have not seen either Mr. Lavery[4] or Mr. Guthrie[5] - Did they come over -

Are you coming yourself to see the Salons? -

Very sincerely

J. McN. Whistler.

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Please forward immediately

To / Alexander Reid Esq
29B Old Bond Street
227 West George Street
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / [rest illegible]
[postmark:] PARIS / R. BONAPARTE / MR 6 / 92
[postmark:] [illegible] / MR 11 / 92


To / Alexander Reid Esq
Societé des Beaux Arts -
227, West George Street
[stamp:] 25 / [rest illegible]
[postmark:] PARIS 5E / r. DU BAC / [rest illegible]
[postmark illegible]


1.  [6 March 1892]
Dated by postmark; 6 March was a Sunday. As the letter was forwarded and there are both postage marks and franking, it is difficult to decipher the earliest postmark.

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

3.  ALS
A copy made by the hand of Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more], is in GUL Whistler LB 4/53/1.

4.  Mr. Lavery
John Lavery (1856-1941), painter [more].

5.  Mr. Guthrie
James Guthrie (1859-1930), landscape and portrait painter [more].