The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01509
Date: 23 November [1894][1]
Author: Charles Lang Freer[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F441
Document Type: ALS[3]


Nov 23rd

Dear Mr. Whistler;

Let me thank you most heartily for your many kindnesses to Mr Dewing[4] and myself - also permit me the pleasure of handing you enclosed herewith - draft on London for 1300 gs for the pictures -

Should I not return [p. 2] via Paris, kindly send the "Blue Girl[5]" to me at Detroit, after the Salon closes - The water color[6] and two pastels[7] might go at the same time or earlier if you wish -

In my absence from Detroit my friend Mr. Frank J. Hecker[8] attends to my personal affairs -

[p. 3] The pictures will give me great delight and America is most fortunate to possess them -


Charles L. Freer

My Detroit address is
33 Ferry Avenue -
Indian address -
c/o Thos. Cook & Sons.
Bombay -

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1.  23 November [1894]
Dated by Freer's records.

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

3.  ALS
Published by Merrill, Linda, With Kindest Regards. The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903, Washington and London, 1995, no. 22, pp. 101-102.

4.  Mr Dewing
Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), artist [more].

5.  Blue Girl
Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Little Blue Girl (YMSM 421), commissioned in 1894 and received by Freer in 1903. It was not shown at the Salon.

6.  water color
Blue and Gold - The Rose Azalea (M.1392).

7.  pastels
The Violet Note (M.1081) and Rose and Red: The Little Pink Cap (M.1277).

8.  Mr. Frank J. Hecker
Col. Frank J. Hecker (1846-1927), partner of C. L. Freer, Michigan and Peninsular Car Company [more].