The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888
Record 26 of 30

System Number: 00908
Date: [21 July 1888][1]
Author: Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D114
Document Type: W

[telegraph form:]

[postmark:] CHELSEA. S. W. / JY 21 / 88

To W
HANDED IN AT THE } New Bond St OFFICE AT 12 10 p.M., RECEIVED HERE AT } 12 [... sheet torn]

TO { Whistler Tower Hse
Tite St Chelsea

Chapman[3] old Policies wanted[;] wire Him for same


'Richard Holmes[4] -
Windsor Castle

What is it all about
Wednesday breakfast twelve o'clock come at eleven. going away next week -'

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1.  21 July 1888
Dated by postmark.

2.  Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell
Art dealers and printsellers located at 160, New Bond St.

3.  Chapman
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more]. Chapman had agreed to lend Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100) to the Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888 and Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174) to the 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888. However, there seems to have been some difficulty arranging insurance cover whilst the works were in transit. See A. Chapman to JW, #00578, #00579, #00580, #00581, W. Dowdeswell to JW, #00905 and A. Chapman to Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, #00582, #00583.

4.  Richard Holmes ... next week -
Richard Rivington Holmes (1835-1911), Librarian at Windsor Castle and Sergeant at Arms to Queen Victoria [more]. The rest of this document is a note written by JW at the foot of the telegram, and probably comprises JW's reply.