System Number: 03238
Date: 22 April 
Recipient: Alexander Reid
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 214
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac - Paris -
Saturday April. 22.
Dear Mr Reid -
Enclosed I send the answer from the Secretary of Champs de Mars, to my request for tickets - I am so sorry that the little courtesies of life are in this way withdrawn from us! -
Early this morning - at 8.30!! I sent you telegram begging you to borrow and send me immediately the Pastel "the Shell" - I want it immensely to show at the Champ de Mars - and there is not a moment to be lost - Do get it for me at once - and you might also perhaps get me another of the girl seated with baby on her knee - It would be so nice and kind of you if you manage all this and if you would [p. 2] just send a wire of a word tomorrow just to say "all right" - so that I may tell the Secretary that the pastels are coming! -
I suppose you will be over here almost directly -
Did you give my messages to Baillie Crawford? -
Is the young baby McNeill very beautiful? -
J McN Whistler
1. 22 April 
22 April fell on a Saturday in 1893.