The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd [Exhibition], Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1893
Record 2 of 11

System Number: 08236
Date: [3 March 1893][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS[3]

110. Rue du Bac. Paris.

Dear Sir -

I am not sure that a letter[4] 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[5], 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

Very sincerely

J McN. Whistler

Are you not coming over to Paris?

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To - D.C. Thomson, Esq
Goupil Galleries
5 Regent Street
London, SW.
[postmark:] PARIS / 195 BD ST GERMAIN / 6E 3 / MARS / 93


1.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

2.  [3 March 1893]
Dated from postmark.

3.  ALS
'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.

4.  letter
JW had written on [16 February 1893], #08237.

5.  pastels
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.