Documents associated with: 1st exhibition, Grafton Galleries, London, 1893
Record 4 of 7
System Number: 08832
Date: 12 April 
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/44/7
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac - Paris.
April 12 -
Dear Mr Hanson -
I enclose cheque for £5 - which I first inadvertently crossed, but as you see I scratched the lines & initialled them - In case there were any misunderstanding at the Bank you can show this letter -
J. McN. Whistler
I wrote to Capt. McEvoy the other day - I suppose he got the letter all right - you might ask him -
[p. 2] About the Grafton Gallery. - It is not as though I were in town - However you can try the card I send.
You might send me any details that Mr Joubert can give you of the model whom he saw in Paris, or of whom he heard, who was calling herself by a name to which she had no right - Who was the painter to whom she sat? - and who told your friend? -
J McN Whistler
1. 12 April 
Dated from address.
4. Grafton Gallery
Possibly Hanson wished to visit 1st exhibition, Grafton Galleries, London, 1893.
It is possible this refers to Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more]: she had sometimes called herself 'Maud Whistler'. If she was still in Paris (which is not certain) her presence as a second 'Mrs Whistler' was potentially embarassing for JW and Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. However, it also seems hardly tactful of JW to remind his son that he had 'no right' to Whistler's name.