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System Number: 04625
Date: 10 February 1899
Author: Harrison Smith Morris[1]
Place: Philadelphia
Recipient: JW
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P265
Document Type: TLS


THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS

EDWARD H. COATES PRESIDENT
HENRY WHELEN, JR. TREASURER
HARRISON S. MORRIS MANAGING DIRECTOR

PHILADELPHIA,

Feb. 10, 1899   189

James McNeil Whistler, Esq.,
110 rue du Bac, Paris, France.

My dear Mr. Whistler:-

In remembrance of the morning call which you did me the honor to accept several years ago, and on behalf of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts which you were then good enough to express some kindly sentiments for, I venture to enclose a cluster of clippings from American papers about our current Annual Exhibition in which your "Music Room[2]" belonging to Colonel Hecker[3] of Detroit, is the central work.

I trust you may be interested or amused with these examples of American journalism and beg you will accept them with our sincere compliments.

As a pendant to the "Music Room" we also have the little water color copy of "Cromwell at the Coffin of Charles I[4]" which many years ago you presented to Dr. Coppee[5] your fellow student at West Point.

Trusting this news will be acceptable to you and with sincere respect, I remain,

Yours very truly,

H. S. Morris

Mng. D


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Notes:

1.  Harrison S. Morris
Harrison Smith Morris (1856-1944), Directing Manager of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts [more].

2.  Music Room
Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room (YMSM 34).

3.  Colonel Hecker
Col. Frank J. Hecker (1846-1927), partner of C. L. Freer, Michigan and Peninsular Car Company [more].

4.  Cromwell at the Coffin of Charles I
Cromwell with the Coffin of Charles I, after De La Roche (M.174).

5.  Dr. Coppee
Henry St Leger Coppée (1853-1901), civil engineer [more].