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Document associated with: Wilson, Beatrice V. M. Rivers
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System Number: 00523
Date: 20 March 1899
Author: Janey Sevilla Campbell[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C24
Document Type: ALS


20th March 99

Dear Jimmie!

I would be so grateful to you if you would get allow my great friend Lady Rivers Wilson's brother[2] a chance of exhibiting his picture at your fourth coming show at Princes Club Hall. his [p. 2] little exhibition (private) was a great success. I may tell you truthfully "without intent to deceive" that he thinks there is no one who can paint but Whistler!. I suppose I dare not to you use the word impressionist I would fear to hear your scream from accross [sic] the channel but [p. 3] I feel sure that his work is what you would approve.

The picture he wants to exhibit is housed at Harrods Stores[;] the address that would find him is
The Honble Harold Mostyn
c/o Hon
c/o The Hon Lady Rivers Wilson
21 Pont St. S W.

the latter has asked me again & again to write to you about it, and I would be deeply grateful [p. 4] if you would give him this chance of showing this Picture off.

I have not seen little Webb[3] - lately I hope I am going to see you when you come over about the exhibition this house is exactly opposite the side door of the said Princes Skating Club - so do make an appointment with me when you come over if only for a few minutes.

Yrs very truly

Janey S Campbell

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1.  Janey Sevilla Campbell
Janey Sevilla Campbell (ca 1846 - d.1923), née Callander, Lady Archibald Campbell [more].

2.  Lady Rivers Wilson's brother
Hon. Harold Plantagenet Mostyn (1865-1951), painter [more], the brother of Lady Beatrice Violet Mary Rivers Wilson (1862-1925), née Mostyn, sculptress [more]. No work by Mostyn appeared in the 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899.

3.  Webb
William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more].