UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05171
Date: 14 February 1896
Author: Alexander Reid[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R70
Document Type: ALS


LA SOCIÉTÉ DES BEAUX-ARTS.

GLASGOW: 124 ST. VINCENT STREET.
PARIS: 6 PLACE D'ANVERS.

14th Feb 1896

Dear Mr Whistler

Hearing you were in London I tried to get your address in passing through but Mr Brown[2] at the F. A. S. told me he had instructions not to give it to anyone.

I should have liked to have the pleasure of seeing you again though I really had nothing of importance to say.

Have you still got the "Fire wheel[3]"[?] If so & if you were willing to accept a modest price for it I would be inclined [p. 2] to buy it. If your price is more than I feel inclined to give (or rather am able to give[)] I should exceedingly like to have it for a few days to show to one of my men here.

Trusting that if you still have it you will be good enough to acquiesce in my request & with kindest regards & enquiries for Mrs Whistler[4].

I am
Your's faithfully

Alex Reid.


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Notes:

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

2.  Mr Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

3.  Fire wheel
Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169).

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