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System Number: 03396
Date: [9 December 1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Thomas Robert Way[2]
Place: London
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 148
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[3]

110. Rue du Bac. Paris.

I hope you have received packet all right from Amsterdam? - Some beautiful paper -

You have done your best for "The Priest's House"[4] - but is no use - and we will wipe him out when I come - for I really hope to see you all before the week is over! -

And then we can talk things over -

With kindest regards

[butterfly signature]

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[postcard:] Monsieur Thomas R. Way Junr.
21. Wellington Street
[printed stamp:] POSTE / 10 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R. DU BAC / 4E 9 / DEC / 94


1.  [9 December 1894]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Thomas Robert Way
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913), printer, lithographer and painter [more].

3.  ALS
Published by Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, p. 129, no. 133.

4.  The Priest's House
The Priest's House, Rouen (C.105) was sent to Way in August, but JW was dissatisfied with it despite Way's efforts; see JW's letters to T. Way, [30 August 1894], #06623 and [2 September 1894], #08169. JW later wrote to Kennedy that he was going to destroy it even though the New York dealer liked it; JW to Kennedy, [April 1896], #09745.