The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00227
Date: 13 September 1902
Author: Frank Babbott[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B1
Document Type: ALS[2]

Sept. 13th, 1902.



Dear Mr. Whistler:-

I feel that I cannot leave London without thanking you for the great pleasure that you gave us yesterday after-noon.

Mrs Babbott[3] and I feel that it was one of our most delightful experiences in England -

We have only two [p. 2] regrets connected with our visit - One was that you perhaps remained too long in the studio and the other that Mr Freer[4] appeared to us to have won more than one man's share of such beautiful things.

With regards from Mrs Babbott and myself to you and Miss Phillips[5] [sic]
I am -
Most loyally yours,

Frank L. Babbott.

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1.  Frank Babbott
Frank Lusk Babbott (1854-1933), collector [more]. Babbott owned Rose and Gold: 'Pretty Nellie Brown' (YMSM 451). The Babbotts were shown Grenat et or: Le Petit Cardinal (YMSM 469), later purchased by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York lawyer, print collector [more], during their visit to the studio (H. Mansfield to JW, #04013).

2.  ALS
On the same day, E. G. Brown begged JW to reply to Babbott so that he would have a souvenir of the visit (Brown to JW, #01376).

3.  Mrs Babbott
Lydia Richardson Babbott (1858-1901), née Pratt, wife of the collector.

4.  Mr Freer
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more].

5.  Miss Phillips
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].