System Number: 00948
Date: 14 October 1901
Recipient: Max Lehrs
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D154
Document Type: ALdS
[monogram in a roundel:] WH
6, NORFOLK STREET,
PARK LANE. W.
Oct - 14 - 1901 -
Dear Sir -
I beg to acknowledge your most kind & courteous letter - of the 9th inst - and I hasten at once to rectify an unfortunate mistake! -
Curiously enough it
is was only yesterday that in looking over the Catalogue at Mr Sauter's, that I discovered this [p. 2] error -
It was during my absence that the Agent in Paris collected, by my order, the etchings for the Dresden Exhibition. -
and from among them the The lithograph which in your list belongs should have been removed from among them - as it belongs to Mr William Heinemann - and was lent by him at my request, for the Universal Exhibition of 1900 -
May I beg that you will kindly have this returned at once to Mr Heinemann, at this address, 6 Norfolk Street. Park Lane - London - and allow me to replace it by another lithograph or an etching -
as you pref as you prefer -
I need not say how
deeply greatly I regret the trouble this must give you - While I take this occasion to tell you how deeply I feel the honour of having work of mine in your most famous & rare collection! -
And I have the honour to be,
Your obt. Servt.
J McN Whistler
the Director Prof. Dr. Lehrs
Director of the
Royal Print Room
[p. 3] P. S. Of course I shall hold the £.50
at until I hear further from you
4. Dresden Exhibition
[Exhibition], Dresden, 1901.
6. Universal Exhibition of 1900
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900.