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System Number: 06327
Date: 23 August 1902
Author: Ethel Whibley[1]
Place: The Hague
Recipient: Benjamin D. Woodward[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W322
Document Type: ALS

[British royal coat of arms] / GRAND HOTEL VICTORIA
[Prince of Wales crest] / HOTEL PRINCE DE GALLES
[crown over crest with dagger] / HOTEL DES INDES


August 23rd 1902.

B. D. Woodward Esq -

Dear Sir

Mr Whistler, who has been ill here for the last two months as you may have seen, has instructed me to answer your letter[3] which has followed him here.

I am to Say, he will be greatly pleased to receive the diplomas of Award, which he takes to be the two grands prix (painting and etching).

Some former communication [p. 2] was, Mr. Whistler believes, not answered as it referred to some single "gold medal". This he supposed therefore must have concerned the fate of some one else.

Mr Whistler sends his compliments and thanks for your notification -

and I am
Very truly yours

E. W. Secretary -

P. S. Please write & send for the next week to the above address - E W -

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1.  Ethel Whibley
Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].

2.  Benjamin D. Woodward
Benjamin Duryea Woodward (b. 1868), Assistant Commissioner to the Paris Universal Exposition [more]. JW exhibited several major pictures, Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52), Mother of Pearl and Silver: The Andalusian (YMSM 378) and Brown and Gold (YMSM 440) at the Exposition. He received the Grand Prix award for painting and engraving (B. D. Woodward to JW, #04426; see also B. Woodward to JW, #04425, and Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, pp. 251-52.

3.  your letter
See #04426.