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System Number: 05853
Date: 2 May 1867
Author: F. Suret[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T198
Document Type: ALS


HÔTEL
DE LA MAIRIE
PLACE DU PRINCE-EUGÈNE

VILLE DE PARIS
ONZIÈME ARRONDISSEMENT
MAIRIE DE POPINCOURT

Monsieur

Le Convoi de M. Traer[2] aura lieu demain Vendredi 3 Mai à 9 heures du matin

J'ai bien l'honneur de vous saluer

F Suret


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Translation:

TOWN HALL
PLACE DU PRINCE-EUGÈNE

CITY OF PARIS
11th ARRONDISSEMENT
POPINCOURT TOWN HALL

Sir

The funeral procession of Mr. Traer will take place tomorrow Friday 3 May at 9 o'clock in the morning

Yours faithfully

F Suret


Envelope:

Monsieur
Whistler. 338 rue St Honoré
Paris
[Stamp:] [illegible]
[Postmark:] 'PARIS / BD DU PRINCE-EUGENE / 4E 2 / MAI / [67]'


Notes:

1.  F. Suret
F. Suret, official at the Mairie de Popincourt, Paris.

2.  M. Traer
James Reeves Traer (ca 1834 - d.1867), partner in F. S. Haden's medical practice [more]. In April 1867, JW quarrelled with Haden, over Haden's treatment of James Reeves Traer. Traer died suddenly on 23 April of alcohol related causes, during a trip to Paris. Haden arranged for Traer's burial, with what JW and his brother William regarded as unseemly haste. They arranged for suitable burial arrangements to be made. On 26 April, a violent row took place between the brothers-in-law in a Paris café and Haden fell (or allegedly was pushed by JW) through a plate glass window. Both JW and Haden were members of the Burlington Fine Arts Club and in the aftermath of the Traer affair, Haden campaigned for JW to be excluded from the club, having brought to its attention several alleged previous incidents of assault involving JW (JW to L. Huth, #02240). JW was expelled at a general meeting of the Club on 13 December (see JW to W. Boxall, #00498).