The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900
Record 29 of 41

System Number: 04420
Date: 12 October [1900][1]
Author: John B. Caldwell[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P60
Document Type: ALS


Oct 12th

My dear Mr Whistler

Your charming note[3] reached me a day or two ago, while I was confined to bed - such a stupid thing of me to have absorbed the microbe of that exasperating complaint - "La Grippe[4]"

[p. 2] I was in London for a few days early in June, but never dreamt of your being there at that time. Do drop me a line when you reach Paris and I shall call at once -

Many thanks for your appreciative allusions to my work in the [p. 3] interest of American Art[5][.] I feel that we have made a success & owe a great debt of gratitude to the interest taken by many of the exhibitors & especially your much valued co-operation - Looking forward to the early oppertunity [sic] of renewing my [p. 4] delightful acquaintance of the spring,

believe me my dear Mr Whistler
Most Cordially Yours

John B Cauldwell

J. McNeill Whistler Eqre

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1.  12 October [1900]
Dated by reference to Paris exhibition (see also E. G. Kennedy's letter to JW on this subject, 18 September 1900, #07327).

2.  John B. 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.  note
This letter is a reply to JW to John B. Cauldwell, [7/10 October 1900], #04416.

4.  La Grippe
Fr., 'flu.

5.  American Art
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900, to which JW had lent Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52), Mother of Pearl and Silver: The Andalusian (YMSM 378) and Brown and Gold (YMSM 440).