UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05143
Date: 25 November 1892
Author: Alexander Reid[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R42
Document Type: ALS


LA SOCIÉTÉ DES BEAUX-ARTS.

GLASGOW: 227 WEST GEORGE STREET
PARIS: 6 PLACE D'ANVERS.

25th Nov. 1892.

Dear Mr Whistler.

I have bought the Nocturne[2] I saw in your Studio. from Mr Albert Moore[3] that is to say there is only £10. between us which I shall concede if need be. I expect to have his reply & send him cheque to-morrow but meantime as I am urgently wanting the picture to show one of my men who leaves in the beginning of next week would you kindly hand it to Mr Petit[4] - my emballeur[5] in order that he may forward it at once. I [p. 2] daresay your experience of me will warrant your relying on my word in the absense [sic] of instructions from Mr Moore.

With kindest regards -
Yours always faithfully,

Alex Reid,

You see I sometimes bargain.


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Notes:

1.  Alexander Reid
Alexander Reid (1854-1936), Glasgow dealer [more].

2.  Nocturne
Nocturne: Trafalgar Square - Snow (YMSM 173).

3.  Albert Moore
Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893), painter [more]. A few days later, on 28 November, Moore wrote to JW about the picture (#04170).

4.  Mr Petit
E. Petit, packer and framer (see #05144).

5.  emballeur
Fr., packer or framer.