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System Number: 05438
Date: [April 1889?][1]
Author: Walter Sickert[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S82
Document Type: ALI

Do send me a wire at once answering following questions

1. Are you invited to send to Paris International Exhibn[3]?

2. Do you choose your pictures or have they asked you to prepare a list for their selection.

Answer[4] like this -
Either 1. No.
or 2. I am. I choose.
   3. I am. They choose.

Also send by Willyam[5] [sic] at once complete collection of Etchings with names in pencil.

And my coat.

How is Sir James Linton[6]? and Spielmann[7]

Au revoir

W. S.

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1.  [April 1889?]
Dated by reference to exhibition (see below).

2.  Walter Sickert
Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), artist and writer on art [more].

3.  Paris International Exhibn
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889.

4.  Answer
Sickert is requesting a telegram answer.

5.  Willyam
William Bell, JW's secretary [more]. The name is written more like 'Will Yam', and may be a private joke.

6.  Sir James Linton
Sir James Dromgole Linton (1840-1916), genre and watercolour painter [more]. Why Sickert asks after him is not clear.

7.  Spielmann
Marion Henry Alexander Spielmann (1858-1948), journalist and writer on art [more]. He had given JW advice on whether to exhibit his work in the US or UK sections.