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System Number: 00546
Date: 15 September 1883
Author: J. Gardner Cassatt[1]
Place: Liverpool
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C47
Document Type: ALS


[oval belt design:] LIVERPOOL ADELPHI HOTEL COMPANY LIMITED / LIVERPOOL

Sept 15th 1883

Dear Mr Whistler

I received your note[2] enclosing the star links safely & am very much obliged for your trouble. It will give me great pleasure to give my brother[3] your message, & also to assure him from myself what a fine & artistic portrait[4] he will [p. 2] soon come into possession of.

With kind regards from Mrs Cassatt[5], I am
Very truly yours

J. G. Cassatt.

[p. 3][6] 'Mrs Cassatts Portrait'


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Notes:

1.  J. Gardner Cassatt
J. Gardner Cassatt (1849-1911), financier [more].

2.  your note
Untraced.

3.  brother
Alexander Johnston Cassatt (1839-1906), engineer, collector [more].

4.  portrait
Arrangement in Black, No. 8: Portrait of Mrs Cassatt (YMSM 250) was begun on 3 April 1883. However, the Cassatts did not receive it until 1886/7 when JW, feeling guilty about the amount of time he had taken, sent The Chelsea Girl (YMSM 314) along as well, as a present.

5.  Mrs Cassatt
Maria Lois Cassatt (1847-1920), née Buchanan, wife of A. J. Cassatt [more].

6.  [p. 3]
The writing on p. 3 is in JW's hand in red ink.