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System Number: 00395
Date: 18 May 1893
Author: Boussod Valadon & Co.[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B172
Document Type: PD/Ms


MEMORANDUM

BOUSSOD, VALADON & CIE.
9, RUE CHAPTAL.
[stamp:] ACTUELLEMENT / 24, BOULEVARD DES CAPUCINES
ADRESSE TÉLÉGRAPHIQUE: BOUSSOVAL-PARIS

PARIS LE 18 Mai 1893

A Monsieur Whistler
Hotel du Bon Lafontaine
16 rue de Grenelle

Monsieur

Suivant instructions reçues de notre Maison de Londres, nous vous prions de bien vouloir faire remettre au porteur les 20 collections de 24 photographies[2] chaque que nous vous avons remis le 3 Mai pour être signées par vous.

Agréez, Monsieur, l'expression de nos sentiments distingués.
pr. Boussod Valadon & cie.

C Natros

'Reçu les 20 Collections.'[3]
'Bocage[4]'


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Translation:

MEMORANDUM [...]

PARIS 18th May 1893

Dear Sir

Following instructions received from our London house, we should be obliged if you would kindly give the messenger the 20 collections of 24 photographs each which we sent to you on May 3rd to be signed by you.

Yours faithfully
for Boussod Valadon & cie.

C Natros

'Received [the] 20 Collections.'
'Bocage'


Notes:

1.  Boussod Valadon & Co.
Written by C. Natros, employee of Boussod, Valadon et Cie, on behalf of that company; JW had written about the difficulties of dealing with parcels sent to Paris; see his letter to David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more], [12 May 1893], #08233.

2.  photographies
Albums of photographs of oil paintings, mostly those exhibited at Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, which JW had to sign and return to D. C. Thomson.

3.  'Reçu les 20 Collections.'
Written in JW's hand; he kept this as a receipt.

4.  Bocage
The signature is of the messenger who took the albums back to Boulevard des Capicines.