The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02166
Date: 23 September 1890
Author: Edward W. Hooper[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H263
Document Type: ALS

9 Bolton St -

Septr 23d: 1890.

Dear Mr Whistler

I find my London credit so nearly used up that I must send you the hundred guineas from Boston, on my return about Octr 5th. I will at the same time tell you how to send safely your "Fête on the Sands[2]".

[p. 2] Grau[3] has packed very carefully the portrait[4] & its frame, and I have the portrait safe in my trunk.

On behalf of my daughter[5] & myself I wish to thank you and Mrs Whistler[6] for all the kindness you have shown us, which has added greatly to the pleasure [p. 3] of our stay in London. We shall always associate the portrait, and the Ostend Fête with the pleasant hours spent at Chelsea -

Yours very truly

E. W. Hooper

James McN. Whistler Esqr

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1.  Edward W. Hooper
Edward William Hooper (1839-1901), collector [more]. See also his previous letter of 19 September (#02165).

2.  Fête on the Sands
A Red Note: Fête on the Sands, Ostend (YMSM 366).

3.  Grau
Frederick H. Grau (d. 1894/1895), picture framer [more].

4.  portrait
Portrait of Ellen Sturgis Hooper (YMSM 391).

5.  daughter
Ellen Sturgis Hooper (b. ca 1873), later Mrs John Briggs Potter [more].

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