The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05748
Date: 7 June 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T93
Document Type: ALS

[Royal coat of arms]

116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET, W.

7 June 1892

Dear Sir,

Enclosed is a letter from Sir William Eden[2] which came here this morning - we were closed yesterday being Bank Holiday. We have given him your address confidentially & we expect he will call to see you.

Album[3]. Will you kindly take this [p. 2] in hand now & let us have it settled. The season is far advancing.

Richards[4]. We hope to get these off tomorrow. Whitsuntide has interfered with business

Peacock Room[5]. The P. M.[6] Budget goes this evening & we will get the photo in a few days. As for the Room it is only through the Pall Mall or some one else we can get it done. We never were very good friends with the heirs of the late F. R. L.[7] & after our Whistler Show we are worse than ever! We [p. 3] wrote & sent specially to ask their heirs to permit the Potter Palmers[8] to see the house. Mrs Prinsep[9] alone was in & she said a sent a note to say her husband[10] would write but he did not do so.

Enclosed is a list of those who have paid frames with notes as to what you ask

Yours vy truly

[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].

2.  Sir William Eden
Sir William Eden (1849-1915), painter and collector [more].

3.  Album
Photographs of oils shown in Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892. The album was published the following year (Whistler, James McNeill, The Whistler Album: Nocturnes, Marines, Chevalet Pieces, London, 1893).

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

5.  Peacock Room
Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178).

6.  P. M.
Pall Mall Budget, 16 June 1892, repr. pp. 864-65.

7.  F. R. L.
Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more].

8.  Potter Palmers
Potter Palmer (1826-1902), collector [more] and Berthe Honorée Palmer (1849-1918), collector, wife of Potter Palmer [more].

9.  Mrs Prinsep
Florence Leyland (1859-1921), later Mrs Prinsep [more].

10.  husband
Valentine Cameron Prinsep (1836-1904), painter and writer [more].