Documents associated with: Boehm, Joseph Edgar
Record 3 of 71
System Number: 09183
Date: [May/10 June 1869]
Recipient: George Aloysius Lucas
Repository: Walters Art Gallery, Library, Baltimore, MD
Call Number: #15W57 1a, 1b
Document Type: ALS
2 Lindsey Row
My dear Lucas -
My Mothers [sic] Cousins, Mr. and Mrs. King of Georgia, propose to spend a week or two in Paris, and I know that you will be as delighted to meet them and talk with them of the lost cause, as they will be happy in your acquaintance.
I have told Mr. King that you will I am sure kindly give him every information that may assist him in his visit to Paris, and [p. 2] that it will be a pleasure to you to show himself and Mrs. King any attention in your power during their stay -I have myself received from you so much kindness my dear Lucas that I am emboldened to tresspass [sic] thus continually upon your courtesy - but in this case I feel that it will be a mutual pleasure to three such good Confederates to meet and know each other. [p. 3] I have not as yet seen Böehm and do not know if he be in town - or whether he met you in Paris - if so I am sure that I have to thank you for your kindness to him while in that city
Believe [me] dear Lucas
Ever Yours sincerely
J. A. McN. Whistler
Monsieur George Lucas
41. Rue de l'arc de Triomphe
Barrière de l'Etoile
1. [May/10 June 1869]
The envelope has no stamp or postmark. Dated from Randall, Lillian, ed., George A. Lucas: An American Art Agent in Paris, 1857-1909, Princeton, 1979, 2 vols, I, p. 298, 10 and 11 June 1869. See also #09190.
5. lost cause
The Confederate cause during the American Civil War.
According to Lucas's diary, the Kings seem to have been in Paris by 10 June (Randall, 1979, op. cit., p. 298).
Evidently, both Lucas and the Kings sympathised with the Confederate side during the American Civil War.