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System Number: 04426
Date: 1 September 1902
Author: Benjamin D. Woodward[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: The Hague
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P66
Document Type: TLS


UNITED STATES COMMISSION
TO THE
PARIS EXPOSITION OF 1900.

BENJ. D. WOODWARD,
EX. ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER GENERAL.

P. O. BOX 1243,
NEW YORK CITY.

Paris Sept 1st 1902

25 BIS, RUE DECAMPS[2]

Mr. J. Mac Neil [sic] Whistler
Hotel des Indes
La Haye (Hollande)

Dear Sir:-

Referring to your letter[3] dated August 23rd, I take pleasure in informing you that I am sending to-day, under registered mail, to your name at the above address the two diplomas of Grand Prize awarded to you in classes 7 and 8 at the late Paris Exposition[4], and also the 2 bronze medals commemorating same.

I would add that in the case of typographical errors on these diplomas or medals, it is necessary, if they are to be rectified, that said diplomas or medals be returned at once to me by registered mail.

Kindly acknowledge receipt and oblige,
Yours truly

B D Woodward.


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Notes:

1.  Benjamin D. Woodward
Benjamin Duryea Woodward (b. 1868), Assistant Commissioner to the Paris Universal Exposition [more].

2.  25 BIS, RUE DECAMPS
Stamped in purple ink.

3.  your letter
See E. Birnie Philip to B. D. Woodward, #06327.

4.  Paris Exposition
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900. JW exhibited several major pictures, Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52); Mother of Pearl and Silver: The Andalusian (YMSM 378) and Brown and Gold (YMSM 440). He received the Grand Prix award for painting and engraving (B. D. Woodward to JW, #04426). See also Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2., pp. 251-52.