The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900
Record 23 of 41

System Number: 04419
Date: 23 July [1900][1]
Author: John Britton Caldwell[2]
Place: Trouville
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P59
Document Type: ALS


TROUVILLE, LE 23 Juillet

Dear Mr Whistler

Some weeks ago I called several times at the "Chatham", being assurred [sic] on each visit of your early return to Paris. I also sent you an invitation for a dinner given on the [2d?] at the Automobile Club, an occasion which [p. 2] I think you would have enjoyed as much as we missed your presence.

I enclose you a squib from the "Figaro" - And now that I have your London address let me express to you in this brief note what I had intended saying in person. -

How pleased everyone I meet seems to be at the two awards[3] conferred upon you by the Inter-[p. 3]national Jury - Please, accept, my dear Mr Whistler, even at this late date my hearty congratulations and with the hope of meeting you again early in the fall,

believe me
Cordially Yours

John B Cauldwell

J. McNeill Whistler Esq

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1.  23 July [1900]
Dated by the reference to an exhibition (see below).

2.  John Britton Caldwell
John Britton Cauldwell (1855-1932), Director-in-chief of the U. S. Department of Fine Arts at the Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900 [more].

3.  two awards
JW was awarded gold medals for painting and etching at Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900.