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System Number: 08239
Date: [14 April 1893][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS[3]

110. Rue du Bac. Paris -

Dear Sir -

Will go and attend to the Consular certificate - only as I understand it, it will then be necessary that Mr Johnston's[4] picture should go from France[5].

Also I must know what port in America it is going to[6]. -

I am glad about the Albums[7] at last! and will sign what you want immediately - so you can send [p. 2] me the cheque you propose at once, and tell me what you wish & I will do it -

I think you would have no difficulty in placing several copies over here! - several of the artists have I believe been enquiring!

Many thanks for the proposal to get Mr Johnston to lend the "Lange Leizen"[8] to Chicago[9] - but upon the whole I think perhaps better not - You need say nothing about it -

Very faithfully yours

J. McN. Whistler


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D. C. Thomson - Esq
The Goupil Galleries
Regent Street
London -
'S W'
Angleterre -
[stamp:] [illegible]
[postmark:] [illegible]


1.  [14 April 1893]
Dated from date stamp on receipt ('15 APR. 93'), indicating that the letter was probably written a day earlier.

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

3.  ALS
'1C' was written in an unknown hand in red ink at top left, '56' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1. '53' is added in top left corner of envelope.

4.  Mr. Johnston's
John Graver Johnson (1841-1917), lawyer and collector [more].

5.  from France
Double underlined.

6.  to
Double underlined.

7.  Albums
An album of photographs of paintings, mostly those exhibited in Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892. It was published by Thomson late in 1892/3.

8.  Lange Leizen
Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47).

9.  Chicago
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.