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System Number: 05710
Date: 29 March 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T55
Document Type: ALS

[royal coat of arms]

116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET, W.


29 March 1892.

Dear Sir,

There is very little to be said to-day. Visitors are about 200 & many artists in the morning. Three young 'Art' maidens who had been in the larger gallery came into the other & as they entered they exclaimed "Oh here are some more Oh How[2] delightful!" & every one in [p. 2] the vicinity who heard the exclamation smiled at their enthusiasm.

We have taken to having the Students to write their names in a little book for you & you will have it in due time.

I saw Mr Huish[3] of the Fine Art Society yesterday & he was quite short to me - He seems to think we ought not to have had your pictures.

Will you write to the Corporation of Glasgow about cleaning Carlyle[4]? The Secy. is J. Paton[5] E[s]q. Corporation Art Galleries Glasgow

Yours very truly

pp [stamped:] BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.

D. C. Thomson

J McN Whistler E[sq]

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1.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He had organised Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

2.  How
Double underlined.

3.  Mr Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more]. He had hoped to exhibit JW's work.

4.  Carlyle
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).

5.  J. Paton
James W. Paton (1843-1921), Curator of the Glasgow Industrial Museum [more].