Documents associated with: John, John Graver
Record 10 of 13
System Number: 08317
Date: [19 September 1894]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris -
Dear Mr. Thomson -
A line to say that of course, on your way to Italy, we shall have the pleasure of seeing you -
You know that you are as cautious as ever! - for even now you refrain from telling me that Mr. Pope bought the "Blue Wave" for £1000. Neither do you say what the Chicago gentleman gave for the Battersea - Nor again do you tell me what [p. 2] Mr. Chapman is asking for the Southampton Water - and for the Nocturne Snow piece? -
Also. you say not a word of the Lange Lizen picture being over here for sale - and what is being asked for that?!
You say that you are glad that I saw Mr Pope "after all"! Why should you not have been the means of my meeting him - instead of leaving it to others, or to chance? - That is where I find you so cautious - As to the Badoureau block, I don't see why you should pay double price - He failed utterly and offended by drawing a man of his own on the photograph to be reproduced - Now I without any caution at all will tell you that the price asked here by Mons. Héllé for the zinc plate is 70 francs - This I know because I asked him what he would ask for another - Hope then to see you in a day or two -
D. C. Thomson Esq
The Goupil Galleries
5. Regent Street
[postmark x 2:] PARIS. 80 / R. DU BAC / 7E 19 / SEPT / 94
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S.W. / VF / SP 20 / 94
1. 19 September 1894
Dated by the postmark.
'36C' is written in red ink at top left, '112' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1; also on the envelope.
'the price ...' to the end is written in the left margin of p. 1, at right angles to the main text.
11. Mons. Héllé
Héllé, a printer or publisher.