The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05694
Date: 3 March 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T39
Document Type: ALS

[royal coat of arms][2]

[116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET]. W.


3 March 1892

Dear Sir,

Mr Way[3] is proceeding with the Catalogues & the Bills for we suppose the one sent yesterday will not do.

Cards[4]. Will you kindly let us have thes design back at once, as we require to have them in hand so as to be in time.

Leathart[5] - He promises his picture[6] [p. 2] if we insure it against all risks for £800. So that is settled.

We send you the Globe & the P. M. G.[7] for last evening, but doubtless if you are a su[b]scriber to the 'Cutting' people[8] you will be receiving them that way too.

Carlyle[9] - We are writing to Glasgow about the Carlyle portrait in the way suggested.

Richards[10] is being told what you say & he is really doing his best in every way.

[p. 3] Mr Rawlinson[11]. He is in a fix about his picture[12]. It shows some cracks & a few are quite visible. He is writing to you direct. We shall send the picture to Boulevard Montmartre & if you will call in there on Tuesday or so you could examine it & say what you think ought to be done

Yours faithfully

pp [stamped:] BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.

D. C. Thomson


J. McN. Whistler Eq

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1.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He was organising Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

2.  [royal coat of arms]
The top left corner of the page has been torn off, with a loss of text in the printed address.

3.  Mr Way
Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more].

4.  Cards
Double underlined.

5.  Leathart
James Leathart (1820-1895), collector [more].

6.  picture
Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47).

7.  P. M. G.
Pall Mall Gazette.

8.  'Cutting' people
Henry Romeike, founder of the news agency [more].

9.  Carlyle
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).

10.  Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].

11.  Mr Rawlinson
William George Rawlinson (1840-1928), silk merchant, collector [more].

12.  picture
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Battersea Reach (YMSM 119). It was to be sent to the Paris branch of Goupil's (Boussod, Valadon & Cie).