The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 1st exhibition, Grafton Galleries, London, 1893
Record 3 of 7

System Number: 07996
Date: [27 February 1893][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/43/13
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac. Paris.

Dear Mr. Hanson.

I wish you would just look in at the Curtis people[3]. They dont seem to me to be keeping up with things at all. Since the opening of the Grafton Gallery[4] they have not sent me a single cutting!

The Westminster Gazette[5] you spoke of I have never had from them -

Also there has been a certain "Interview" in some paper - with Sir George Reid[6] [p. 2] President of the Royal Scottish Academy, in which a good deal seems to have been uttered about me - They ought not to have missed that -

In short what are they about?

J McN Whistler

This document is protected by copyright.


J. C. Hanson. Esq[7]
16. Featherstone [...]
[stamp has been removed]
[postmark:] PARIS-20 / 195 BD ST GERMAIN / 3E / 27 / FEVR / 93
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. W. C. / B M / FE 28 / 93
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. E. C. / A / FE 28 / 93 / AH


1.  27 February 1893
Dated from postmark.

2.  Charles James Whistler Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more]; see his reply, #02002.

3.  Curtis people
Curtis and Romeike, press-cutting agency.

4.  Grafton Gallery
1st exhibition, Grafton Galleries, London, 1893.

5.  Westminster Gazette
See Hanson's reply to JW, 28 February 1893, #02002.

6.  Sir George Reid
George William Reid (1819-1887), Curator, British Museum Print Room [more].

7.  J. C. Hanson. Esq
On the reverse of this envelope is a list (comprising seven lines) of publications and dates, all crossed out, possibly in Hanson's hand.