UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04632
Date: 11 March 1903
Author: Harrison Smith Morris[1]
Place: Philadelphia
Recipient: Charles Lang Freer[2]
Place: Detroit
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P272
Document Type: TLc


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THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS.
Philadelphia,

March 11th, 1903.

Charles L. Freer, Esq.,
#33 Ferry Avenue,
Detroit, Mich.

My dear Mr. Freer:--

May we beg to advise you that we shipped by U. S. Express the five examples[3] of Whistler which you so liberally lent us for the 72nd Annual Exhibition. These should reach you safely as they have been packed with our utmost care and I beg you will do us the favor to acknowledge their receipt.

Permit us to say once more that we owe you unbounded thanks both on our own b[4]ehalf and on behalf of the 55,000 who were largely attracted by the fame of your contribution.

Yours very truly,

(signed) Harrison S. Morris,

Managing Director.


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Notes:

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

2.  Charles Lang Freer
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more].

3.  five examples
Rose and Brown: La Cigale (YMSM 495);Rose and Red: The Little Pink Cap (M.1277);Rose and Gold: The Little Lady Sophie of Soho (YMSM 504);Blue and Gold - The Rose Azalea (M.1392); and Green and Silver: The Great Sea (YMSM 518).

4.  b
Correction made by hand.