The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900
Record 27 of 41

System Number: 00796
Date: [8/15 October 1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Editor of the Daily Chronicle[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D2
Document Type: TLdS[3]

I am informed that Mr Whistler's complains of a statement attention has been drawn to a statement published in this column on October 6th, relative to the award accorded to him by the Paris Exhibition Jury[4]. In so far as there may have been any misapprehension on my part which has caused Mr Whistler any pain, I gladly withdraw and tender my apologies. I was clearly wrong in assuming that it was to a certain specific work which was painted before the date-limit that the grand prix was awarded; and I gladly withdraw my assertions and tender my apologies -

The above[5] should be made the opening paragraph in the Art Column -

J McN. W.

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1.  [8/15 October 1900]
Dated by the reference to the Daily Chronicle, 6 October 1900; see also G. and W. Webb to the Daily Chronicle, #06260.

2.  Editor of the Daily Chronicle
Not identified.

3.  TLdS
The main text of the first paragraph is typed; the deletions and additions to this paragraph have been made in JW's own hand. The second paragraph and signature are in JW's hand.

4.  Paris Exhibition Jury
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900.

5.  The above...J McN. W.
Written in JW's hand.