UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05154
Date: 3 June 1893
Author: Alexander Reid[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R53
Document Type: ALS


LA SOCIÉTÉ DES BEAUX-ARTS.

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

3rd June 1893.

Dear Mr Whistler -

We have just received yours[2] with enclosures for which many thanks.

The address of the Art - Club is The Glasgow Art Club. Bath St Glasgow. As for sending the Affidavits[3] there I think it is pouring water on a drowned rat.

I think poor Ford[4] is quite played out in Glasgow.

Many thanks for your information about the Chicago[5] fair.

If you hear any thing more definite you might let me know. The questions I wished to ask you were about Chicago & as to whether you thought it worth my while [p. 2] to run over there &c. but I daresay that will keep till I see you again which I hope shall be in September.

with compliments to Mrs Whistler[6]
Yours faithfully

Alex Reid

You don't say any thing about Heseltine[7]! I think you would enjoy a day down there.


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Notes:

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

2.  yours
JW's letter of [31 May 1893], #03218.

3.  Affidavits
About Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more]; see #01466, #03220.

4.  Ford
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more].

5.  Chicago
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.

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

7.  Heseltine
John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929), accountant, amateur etcher, collector of prints and drawings [more]. His country house, Walhampton House, Hampshire, was designed by Richard Norman Shaw (1831-1913), architect [more].