The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 03180
Date: [December 1892?][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Edwin Austin Abbey[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 4/229
Document Type: MsLc[3]

110 Rue du Bac. Paris.

My dear Abbey. -

It was very nice of you to write to me about the Chicago Exhibition[4] - and I am certainly going to send -

I have had letters from Mr Halsey C. Ives[5] - the Chief - of the most courteous nature - I have in return sent full list of the owners to whom he is officially to apply for the loan of the pictures - -

Ought they all to go to you for shipment? or should they be received at the Commissioners office in Victoria Street? -

I wish I could understand all this - but I suppose that I really have nothing more to do with it. If they are applied for by the Department at Chicago doubtless all instructions will be given or rather the Department will see to the shipping etc itself -

Is this all right? - You might kindly send us another line.

When you come to Paris come and see us[6].

Always my dear Abbey

(sg) J. McN. Whistler.

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1.  [December 1892?]
Dated by reference to exhibition (see below). Also, in the left margin R. B. Philip has written: 'no date. possibly end of 1892.'

2.  Edwin Austin Abbey
Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911), painter and illustrator [more]. This letter is a reply to #09702 from Abbey.

3.  MsLc
Copied by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

4.  Chicago Exhibition
JW exhibited Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 66) at World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.

5.  Halsey C. Ives
Halsey Cooley Ives (1847-1911), painter [more].

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