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System Number: 11651
Date: [18/25 December 1893][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Alexander Reid[2]
Place: [Glasgow]
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 244
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac. Paris -

Dear Mr Reid -

My notion is that it would be all to the good to let them have the permission[3] they ask for in America -

It will of course also increase the publicity and desire of acquiring the picture for Town - or gallery - etc -

I am afraid that even if I reach London I should be too frozen to attempt a journey to the North - much as I should like to be present at the banquet -

The Little White Girl I have nothing whatever to do with - It belongs to [p. 2] Mr Gerald Potter[4] - who was asking I understand a thousand for it -

Are things in Scotland still bad? -

With my best wishes for the New Year.

Very Sincerely

J McN. Whistler

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1.  [18/25 December 1893]
This is probably a reply to Reid's letter of 16 [December 1893], #05158.

2.  Alexander Reid
Alexander Reid (1854-1936), Glasgow dealer [more].

3.  permission
For William Henry Goodyear (1846-1923), archaeologist, head of Fine Art at Brooklyn Museum from 1890 [more], to reproduce a photograph of La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50) in his book; see #01764.

4.  Mr. Gerald Potter
John Gerald Potter (1829-1908), wallpaper manufacturer and patron [more], owned Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52).