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System Number: 03697
Date: 22 November 1892
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Robert McCormick[1]
Place: [Chicago?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M31
Document Type: ALd[2]

110. Rue du Bac. Paris -

Nov. 22. 1892 - .

My dear McCormick -

Look at the date above - I never was so careful about any thing before! - This is because I am writing you an official letter! -

Well then I may tell you that I have had a most courteous and flattering letter, from the Chief[3] of the Fine Arts Department of the Chicago Exposition - [p. 2] inviting me to send works, and most gracefully proposing to help me in every way in my efforts to bring together a collection -

I have of course written to Mr. Ives - and I gave him the address of Mr Kennedy[4] in New York, [(](868.) Broadway N. Y) who would act for me - and they have since been in correspondence - Every thing is in train, and I have to [...]

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1.  Robert McCormick
Robert Sanderson McCormick (1849-1919), diplomat and politician [more], Commissioner for World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.

2.  ALd
The letter is unfinished.

3.  Chief
Halsey Cooley Ives (1847-1911), painter [more]. His letter is probably #09701, 16 November 1892.

4.  Mr Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].