Documents associated with: Brooks, Ned
Record 1 of 3
System Number: 04998
Date: 21 September 
Author: Alfred Atmore Pope
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P638
Document Type: ALS
'Post mark / 22nd Sept / 1894.'
My dear Mr. Whistler
Your favor in acknowledgement of my previous lines came duly to hand.
I received the bill for the frame from M. Hubert and turning it over to our good landlady Mrs. Chaplin for her to get a Paris draft from her bankers - most convenient - She up & encloses draft with the account - I presume presume it has come safe to his hands but her sending it was a surprise and now in the stir & mess of papers and things I cannot find M. Huberts letter - So Miss Theodate could write him a line - Possibly tomorrows post may bring receipt before we leave for Liverpool[.] I believe I asked for the shipment to be made through [Kaur?] & Co. Rue Scribe direct to me to Cleveland in bond -
[p. 2] I called on Parker & shopped a little with him too - our thanks - & this should include Parkers - to you -
Yes I have seen the two pictures at Goupils - I agree with you in liking the "Chelsea Snow" the best and liking it well too but I cannot live up to Ned Brooks suggestions - I must go home recover my breath and build up to the anticipation of "The figure piece["] which which if unrealized will make me unhappy - You know everything comes to the Collector who waits I believe I have the best - the finest - Degas and Manet in America & I want to overmatch them with the finest Whistler - We ought to bring this about - YOU and i -
Well! we have been the rounds[.] When I asked "little Thomson" to arrange matters - he was most responsive - He gave [p. 3] the light work first - He took us to Ionides first which he represented as the most artistically decorated house in London - God help London then - he raced us up and he raced us down & into the pantry - It put me into a dreadful state but unexpectedly I came out of it under the influence of little Miss Alexander - I had thought I was incurable, and then we soared in the "Peacock room" -
Ned Brooks fortunately was in town - to see us off so he and Mrs Brooks joined my little party and we went down & in & on and up together -
Decoration in thy name lies all there is in antithesis. Well - we go - we take with us - among other beautiful things to live with - the memory of meeting the [p. 4] Whistlers - and the hope of future meeting -
I want to enlist the whole family - & say this to include Miss Phillips - in the interest of my getting the figure piece - The Whistler - the supremest note -
I expect little leaves will come accross the Atlantic with partial [Acorns?] of the Masters theme - They will be welcome -
Mrs Pope & Theodate send their kindest regards - - join me - to you and the ladies -
Alfred A. Pope
4. Mrs. Chaplin
Mrs Chaplin, A. A. Pope's landlady at Bucklands, London.
Possibly James Unitt Parkes (ca 1846 - d.1913), jeweller, silver merchant and goldsmith [more]. JW had suggested Pope could buy rugs and other decorative items (see JW to A. A. Pope, [19 September 1894], #09343).
8. Ned Brooks
Edward ('Ned') Brooks, artist, brother-in-law of A. A. Pope.