UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05145
Date: 2 December 1892
Author: Alexander Reid[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R44
Document Type: ALS


LA SOCIÉTÉ DES BEAUX-ARTS.

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

2nd Dec. 1892.

Dear Mrs Whistler -

When you ask me to do anything for you please do not call it a favour

The favour is all the other way. I have written to Portier[3] for the information you wish & shall send it the moment I hear from him.

I got the "nocturne[4]" all right to-night many thanks

I shall be sure to let Mr Whistler know when I receive the Fur jacket[5] meantime I am impatiently awaiting it

I have as yet no word from the American Commissioners[6] [p. 2] but shall let you know when I hear from them

Trusting you & Mr Whistler are well & with kind regards
Yours faith fully

Alex Reid


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Notes:

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

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

3.  Portier
Pottier (or Portier or Potier), a haberdasher or upholsterer. Beatrix Whistler wanted to know about wall coverings (see #11640).

4.  nocturne
Probably Nocturne: Trafalgar Square - Snow (YMSM 173), which Reid bought from Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893), painter [more] (see #09220).

5.  Fur jacket
Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181).

6.  American Commissioners
Halsey Cooley Ives (1847-1911), painter [more], who was organising loans to the World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.