Documents associated with: 3rd [Exhibition], Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1893
Record 2 of 11
System Number: 08236
Date: [3 March 1893]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris.
Dear Sir -
I am not sure that a letter I wrote to you the other day was ever posted. At the risk therefore of seeming impatient, and I know that with your change of quarters you must be very busy just now, I venture to ask if you sent on a package of pastels, and whether you despatched them to me direct, or to your House on the Boulevards - In either [p. 2] case I have not received them and am a little anxious concerning them -
I said in my note which may not have been sent, that I am sure the reproductions will turn out all right, and that I would have no further anxiety about them - I also meant to thank you for all the trouble you have taken in this as you do in all my affairs - and that I am sorry to have given so much bother -
Is your new place very swell? - or rather your new places - Tell me something about them - together with any other news - when you write
J McN. Whistler
Are you not coming over to Paris?
Envelope:To - D.C. Thomson, Esq
5 Regent Street
[stamp:] POSTE / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 25
[postmark:] PARIS / 195 BD ST GERMAIN / 6E 3 / MARS / 93
2. [3 March 1893]
Dated from postmark.
'46B' is written in an unknown hand in red ink at top left and '53' in pencil at bottom right, of both p. 1 and envelope.
It is not clear whether JW wanted his pastels in Paris to work on, sell, or exhibit; he considered exhibiting some at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, but did not do so in the end.