The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07907
Date: [October 1878?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: [unknown][2]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/24/8
Document Type: ALS

[roundel with head of Leonardo]


Dear Sir -

Will you kindly forward to me the proper forms to fill, and give me the necessary instructions for exhibiting at the forthcoming "International"[3] at Sidney [sic] -

Very faithfully Yours

J A McN. Whistler

The White House
Chelsea Embankment.

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1.  [October 1878?]
Dated from JW's residence at the White House, but before he started using headed notepaper in November 1878.

2.  [unknown]
It has been suggested that the recipient was Charles William Deschamps (1848-1908), art dealer [more], but the formality of the letter makes this unlikely.

3.  International
This letter was probably written during the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1878. The exhibition mentioned by JW is probably the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879. This was Australia's first international exhibition, a showcase of invention and industry from around the world. It is not thought that Whistler exhibited at the exhibition.