UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01254
Date: 29 July 1892
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F186
Document Type: ALS


BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT
[Royal coat of arms]
TO H. R. H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
FIRST SPECIAL AWARD SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1879.
MELBOURNE, 1880.
DIPLOMA OF HONOUR VIENNA, 1883.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: "FINART, LONDON."

PLEASE ADDRESS ALL LETTERS TO THE SOCIETY.

THE FINE ART SOCIETY,
LIMD
148, NEW BOND ST.
W.

July 29. 1892

Dear Mr Whistler.

I have been putting off answering your letter[2] for I have been expecting daily to be able to report to you as to the post office: but though high functionaries have been here nothing has [p. 2] been done. They value the damage at s11/- or rather that is the proportion of the insurance they suggest paying - We have had them mended so skilfully that no one could tell the difference. Only one package was opened by the C. H.[3] officials & that was not the damaged ones - By the way these proofs are liable to confiscation if they have not upon them the place where they were [p. 3] printed - even if this has been in England - A number have lately been stopped & confiscated & it is lucky none of these were - Its a hint for future works - I think it only requires putting on the bottom & could be cut off directly they reach this side.

We propose to raise the price of the Beggars[4] & the Doorway[5] but you shall [p. 4] hear fully as to this directly we start preparations for the Exhibition of them.

Sincerely yrs

Marcus B Huish


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Notes:

1.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].

2.  your letter
Not located (but see #02969).

3.  C. H.
Custom House. See correspondence between JW, Brown and Huish: #01249, #01251, #01252, and #01255 concerning the damaged package.

4.  Beggars
The Beggars (K.194).

5.  Doorway
The Doorway (K.188).