System Number: 02650
Date: [9 April 1903]
Recipient: William Hicok Low
Place: [New York]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L184
Document Type: ALd
Dear Mr Low -
I have just learned with distress, that my canvases have been a trouble & a cause of thought to the gentlemen of the Hanging Committee! -
Pray present to them my compliments and my deep regrets -
I fear also that this is not the first time of simple & good natured intrusion - "looking in" as who should say, with
kindly beaming fellowship, and crass Cameraderie [sic] upon the highly finished table and well seated guests - to their gener great disturbance & terror to find place to be hurriedly kindly shuffled into some further make shift place - that hospitality may continue endure - "C'est bien fait! fallait pas["] ....
Promise then - for me, that I have learned - & that this "shall not occur again" - and above all do not allow inexcusable blunder of mine to really interfere with or disturb the peace and goodwill so pleasantly associated with this Society -
I could not be other than much affected by your warm and immediate demonstration - but I should never forgive myself were the cons[e]quences of lasting
gravity - vexation to among distinguished Confrères do not allow matters of momentary importance only to distinguished confrères en Villiagiture to
& above all never allow matters of colossal importance to really interfere with the
routine of joy and habit of peace & goodwill so pleasantly associated with this Society
pre paid saturday as Your letter April 3 requested
payment per return promising machine when shall I recieve [sic] machine promised per return.
4. C'est bien fait! fallait pas
Fr., It is well done! There was no need.
5. en Villéagiture
Fr., on holiday.
6. letter April 3
Not located; this is the draft of a letter to an unknown tradesman, and is unrelated to the draft above.