Documents associated with: Marchant and Co.
Record 1 of 4
System Number: 09304
Date: [July 1899?]
Recipient: William Marchant
Repository: University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA
Call Number: Special Collections, Clifton Barrett Library, James McNeill Whistler Collection, #7958
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr. Marchant -
It is very nice of you to have written so completely, as you have done - and I am sure you will understand that I had no other feeling toward your house (whom I have always known as of the utmost courtesy and kind care,) than one of momentary surprise at the amount I had allowed myself to run up! -
I am [p. 2] glad I wrote to you - for I like your letter very much -
You must not conceive that I am in any way complaining - or could feel anything but the utmost satisfaction in all their dealings with me -
Also in this matter of the drawings sold, your way is the right way and the amount you said will be perfect -
The Baronet's sale was a wonderful spectacle - prepared especially for me! -
When I do come to town I shall certainly let you know -
Very faithfully Yours
J McNeill Whistler
Pavillon Madeleine -
près Dieppe -
I think it would be better if you pay directly into my account at Drummonds Bank, Charing Cross, instead of sending on cheque here -
1. [July 1899?]
Dated from the address. JW spent time at Pourville recuperating from illness between July and October 1899.
The paper has a deep mourning border.
7. I think
This paragraph written in left-hand margin of p. 2.