The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01637
Date: [2/9 December 1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Jacques Galland[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G3
Document Type: ALd

110. Rue du Bac - Paris -

Dear Monsieur Galland -

It is by the merest chance that we have just now heard of the terrible affliction that has come upon you -

I am beyond all expression shocked and grieved at the death of your dear Father[3] in whom I have lost an a great friend not only a dear friend but one of the and one for whom I had [p. 2] the highest respect & admiration -

For no one's opinion had I a greater value - and I shall always look back with sad pl[e]asure upon the period of our intimacy.

Your own sorryow is too I must not further intrude upon now - But a line I may say see you I hope I may hear

But I trust you will let me come and see you one day - The strong affection I had for your Father may induces me to hope that the will I am sure excuse this makes me induces me to feel hope makes me wish to know more of his son - not I hope therefore by and bye to see you -

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1.  [2/9 December 1892]
This dates from shortly after the death of P.-V. Galland (see below).

2.  Jacques Galland
Jacques, son of Pierre-Victor Galland, art student at the Académie Carmen [more].

3.  Father
Pierre-Victor Galland (1822-1892), painter and decorative artist [more], who died 30 November 1892.