Documents associated with: Fair Women, Grafton Galleries, London, 1894
Record 8 of 19
System Number: 07784
Date: [20 January 1894]
Recipient: Joseph Pennell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 272/3/3
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris.
My dear Pennell,
Very nice of you - & thank you for your congratulations -
Indeed there are a lot of things to thank you for - and among them, the jolly little roller -
But I have given up writing altogether - I hoped to have been with you before now and to have said lots of things -
What news? - do write us something - What about the new Associates? - by the way did Sargent become an English-man because of much temptation?
Joseph Pennell Esq
14 Buckingham Street
[stamp x 2:] POSTE / REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / 10
[postmark:] PARIS-80 / R. DU BAC / 4E 20 / JANV / 94
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W. C. / MP / M / JA 22 / 94
1. [20 January 1894]
Dated by the postmark. The date '[1894, Jan 20]' is also written at the top of the first letter page in another hand.
The 'roller' could be for blotting ink when writing, for packing prints for transport, or a rubber cylinder used to apply ink on a plate before printing it.
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), artist [more]; see JW's letter to Sargent suggesting he might have renounced his nationality in order to become an ARA (20 January 1894, #02669; see also #05388).