The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01645
Date: 30 November 1892
Author: John Lowell Gardner[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G11
Document Type: ALS


Nov. 30 / 92
2 30 p.m.

My dear Whistler,

I send you the picture -

If the cheque has happened to reach you today, please return it to me, under envelope, by bearer - or if it should come to you later, please send it to me at
Hotel Europa

I have stopped its [p. 2] payment by telegraph, so that nobody can use it, but I want to get it back and be sure that it is out of harm's way

Mrs. G.[2] or I will send you another cheque for the amount, as this one would now be useless, even for you -

What a delicious breakfast we had yesterday!

Mille amitiés[3] to Mrs. Whistler[4]
Yours sincerely

John L. Gardner

[p. 3] My hotel keeper has written to the postal authorities about the missing letter, but there is no reply as yet.

P. S.
A probable explanation of the mystery -

I find in my address book - the address of your studio twice -

once as No. 86 r. N. D. des C.[5]
& " " " 87 ditto -

Whichever is the wrong number is probably the one Mrs. G. used -

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1.  John L. Gardner
John ('Jack') Lowell Gardner (1837-1898), collector [more].

2.  Mrs. G.
Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), née Stewart, collector [more]. They had just bought Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 64).

3.  Mrs. Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

4.  Mille amitiés
Fr., friendly greetings.

5.  r. N. D. des C.
Rue Notre Dame des Champs