System Number: 03166
Date: 26 February 1894
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Arthur Haythorne Studd
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 4/215-16
Document Type: MsLc
Feb. 26. 1894
110 Rue du Bac.
My dear Mr. Studd
Jimmie has been going to write to you but has been so frightfully busy that he has not had a moment.
Now, I am writing for him, to ask [p. 2] you if you think you could possibly lend to an exhibition in Hambourg - "The Little White Girl", Professor Heilbut has come to Jimmie from the authorities there to borrow something[,] but all his pictures are lent in America - The exhibition will only be open for six or eight weeks, and it opens on the 18th of March. so you see they would be back very soon - Of course, they will pack and insure them -
Its too bad, we know - to ask you this, so soon, but you see, all the other people are so very disagreable and wont lend! The professor is going to write to you, he is at this moment sitting on the other side of the table, glaring, while I write this, which will account for it being such a dreadful scrawl however, I hope you will understand it.
We hope you are coming back soon, for we have missed you very much - besides - the time is coming round and I want your help with the seeds.
If you see Mrs. Sickert give her my love - With kindest regards from us all.
Arthur Studd Esq
2 Hyde Park Gardens.
2. Arthur Haythorne Studd
Arthur ('Peter') Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), painter and collector [more], owned Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52) and had recently purchased Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115) through David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].
4. Feb. 26. 1894
The date was written by the copyist in the margin, and may have been based on a postmark.