The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05735
Date: 2 May 1892
Author: Boussod, Valadon and Co.[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T80
Document Type: ALS

May 2nd / 92

[royal coat of arms]

116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET. W.

Dear Sir,

We are in receipt of your telegram of Saturday evening and letter[2] of yesterday.

Mr. Chapman[3] has confirmed his previous instructions and we have therefore had to send your "Firewheel[4]" as instructed

We wired[5] you to this effect this morning and also explained matters fully [p. 2] to Mrs Phillip[6] [sic] this morning. We received from her an etching which we forward to you by post. All Mr. Chapman's pictures are to be returned to Liverpool and he prefers his old frames. We are sending the "Firewheel" to the Bd[7] and writing to the Railway pressing them to deliver early tomorrow morning.

We sincerely trust no further inconvenience will arise. Received also your 2nd teleg.

Yours very faithfully

Boussod Valadon & Co.

per [WM?] -

James McNeill Whistler Esq

[p. 3, written in another hand, in purple ink] '- Goupils -'

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1.  Boussod, Valadon and Co.
London dealers.

2.  letter
JW's letter to D. C. Thomson, #08202.

3.  Mr. Chapman
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more].

4.  Firewheel
Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169), which was exhibited at the 2nd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892.

5.  wired
See #05734.

6.  Mrs Phillip
Frances Philip (1824-1917), née Black, JW's mother-in-law [more].

7.  Bd
Boulevard, i.e., the French branch of the firm.