The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901
Record 5 of 8

System Number: 11336
Date: 25 September 1901[1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Howard Mansfield[2]
Place: [New York?]
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: Howard Mansfield Papers
Credit Line: Howard Mansfield Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: TLs[3]

Dear Mr Mansfield:

I think the little photograph of the etchings[4] most dainty.

It was nice of you to send it.

The charming arrangement of the prints is due, I know, to your own perfect taste - and I thank you for making such a brave show for me!

Your announcement of the gold medals & my honours is of course greatly appreciated by me, and I am very sensible of the distinctions.

Do say many kind things to Mrs. Mansfield and Miss Margaret[5] for me - and I hope I shall see you all here again this summer.

Always, Sincerely yours

J. McNeill Whistler

Garland's [sic] Hotel

September 25, 1901

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1.  25 September 1901
A draft of this letter is at #04009.

2.  Howard Mansfield
Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York lawyer, print collector [more]; See Mansfield's reply, 30 October 1901, #04010.

3.  TLc
The original has not been located. The transcription is not entirely accurate ('Garland' should read 'Garlant', meaning the hotel JW where stayed in London).

4.  photograph of the etchings
Mansfield had sent a photograph of the exhibition of the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901 (#04008). A large copy of the photograph is in the Mansfield papers.

5.  Margaret
Mrs Howard Mansfield, wife of the print collector, and Margaret Mansfield, daughter of Howard Mansfield.