The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900
Record 8 of 41

System Number: 09850
Date: [10 December 1899][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: John Britton Cauldwell[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy III/184
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: MsLc

Dear Sir

I beg have to acknowledge your letter[3] of the - inst. informing me of your arrival in Paris - upon which I beg to offer you my congratulations.

It would have given me great pleasure to have brought them in person, but alas! I never am, and never have been anywhere at 4 p.m. sharp!

And I have the honour to be dear Sir,
your obt. servant.

J. McN. Whistler


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1.  [10 December 1899
This is a draft of a reply (#04413) to Caldwell's letter of 9 December 1899, #04412.

2.  John Caldwell
John Caldwell, Board Chairman, Carnegie Art Galleries [more]. Written on p. 2, in another hand is a note: 'Here is the text of the exact reply to Caldwell, U. S. Commissioner of Fine Arts, Paris Exhibition.' This refers to the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900. Another note is in the hand of Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more]: 'The "Sarasate" I sold to the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh through John Caldwell's efforts.' Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315), was sold by Kennedy for JW to the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, on 30 November 1896, for £900 (see #09765).

3.  your letter
Not located.

4.  (over)
Also enclosed are two press-cuttings: 'The Disputed Portrait of Lady Eden. Mr. Whistler, Scores First. (From our own Correspondent.)', with the following in JW's hand: 'Pall Mall Gazette Aug. 5. 1895'; and 'L'influence du jaune dans les arts. To the Editor of the Pall Mall Gazette.', annotated in JW's hand: 'The Pall Mall Gazette. Aug. 9. 1895.'

5.  Lady Eden
Lady Sybil Frances Eden (1867-1945), née Grey [more].