Documents associated with: Exhibition of Pastels, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1888
Record 5 of 8
System Number: 08014
Date: [c. 10/13 October 1888]
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/44/12
Document Type: ALS
Hotel de la Promenade -
Loches. Indre et Loire. France
My dear Charlie -
I have all your letters - but none from Mr Roussel - Tell him to write to me and to give the letter to you - for you may say that I have left Tours
here after going on Monday as I want him to do, to the General Meeting - He must tell me all about both meetings - Now I don't want the people to know that I am here. I also don't want their attention to be drawn to my long stay in any one place, so you might say that I had been travelling about making visits in the neighbourhood of Paris & Bordeaux. Write me one exact list of what Pastels you took to the Grosvenor and who you had them from - Also where they are finally hung and how they look - Give my kindest regards to Deschamps and say that I depend upon his making a beautiful group of them in a fine place on the real silk - that is in the large room - also that I have complete confidence in him and so am without anxiety -
Go to Aspreye [sic] at once and ask him has he sent the 7. pound (price) tea basket I telegraphed for - Probably however I shall send the telegram through you - In any case go down and see about it. I want the same travelling tea [p. 2] basket he once sent down to Tite Street for me to look at - (7. pounds)
Buy the Atlantic Monthly referred to in enclosed cutting and post it -
Call on Mr Hurlbert and ask him from me if he has any news of any kind that he thinks might delight me to hear - Give him my kindest remembrances -
Enclosed cheque -
Write, acknowledge safe arrival - also remember you keep account of all that has been surplus in the one or two cheques lately -
J. McN. Whistler
Call on the Doctor and give them the new address -
1. [c. 10/13 October 1888]
Dated from reference to forthcoming General Meeting on 15 October 1888 (see note below).
4. General Meeting
A reference to the Royal Society of British Artists of which JW was still nominally President, although he had resigned on 4 June. A Special General Meeting of the Society took place on Monday, 15 October 1888. See Minutes of the Council of the RBA, #13402.
C. & G. E. Asprey, luggage manufacturers, engravers and cutlers of 166 New Bond Street.
7. 7. pounds
10. Atlantic Monthly
An American periodical founded in 1857. The cutting is missing.