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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04999
Date: 1 October 1894
Author: Alfred Atmore Pope[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P639
Document Type: ALS


'A. A. Pope.'[2]

THE WINDSOR
NEW YORK
[crown over Windsor coat of arms over antlers]
HAWK & WETHERBEE
New York

Oct 1. 94

My dear Mr. Whistler

We arrived here early Friday evening, having the pleasure of beating all records. The good Ship Lucania beating her previous fast trip by about an hour -

We had fine weather and good company - It came to my mind during the trip that I might be on your list of the "mysterious" because of not replying to your enquiry about [p. 2] the prices of the "Yellow and Grey - Chelsea Snow[3]" I confess to writing without your communication before me - Mrs Pope[4] had carefully packed it away. - hence my oversight. I feel confident I am making correct report of Thompsons[5] [sic] figure in naming 500-£s for it - and 400£s for the other one[6] referred to - the name of which escapes me. To look back at our experiences - we find that already the annoyances - incident to travel - the disagreeable are already fading and the pleasures becoming more & more established - We were real good to [p. 3] ourselves in gratifying our desires - but most fortunately our horizon was enlarged - taste refined, and love of the beautiful nourished by our good fortune in meeting the Whistlers - and other kindred souls - Among these was - I am afraid I cant spell him - Mr. McMonnies[7]. If you can make it out - please remember me to the man and to forget the spelling -

If I can find some matters of interest in the Sunday papers I will cut them out & mail them -

With kind regards to Mrs Whistler[8] & Miss Phillips[9] [sic]
Yours Sincerely

A. A. Pope


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Notes:

1.  Alfred Atmore Pope
Alfred Atmore Pope (1842-1913), manufacturer and collector [more].

2.  'A. A. Pope.'
Written in another hand, in pencil.

3.  Yellow and Grey - Chelsea Snow
Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174).

4.  Mrs Pope
Ada Brooks Pope, wife of the collector A. A. Pope [more].

5.  Thompsons
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

6.  other one
Not identified.

7.  Mr. McMonnies
Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937), sculptor [more].

8.  Mrs Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

9.  Miss Phillips
Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].