The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05760
Date: 26 November 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T105
Document Type: ALS

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116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET, W.


26 Nov. 1892.

Dear Sir,

We will see Mr McCall[2] & tell him all you say. We are rather vexed with Ballantynes[3] as they are so very long - they it was who took the fortnight.

For the matter of the paragraph, I am indeed sorry, very sorry, indeed I do not know how to express my regret. I did not write the paragraph, but explained (& that very [p. 2] fully) to the P. M. G.[4] man, who poor fellow is new to his business & he had made an awful mess of it.

However it is all for the best perhaps as I shall get the Globe man to sit on the P M G. & will give the news on the lines you name.

I have in fact been rather worried lately with many affairs & have been working late & early.

Mr Brabazon[5] has a little amateur show in one of our smaller rooms last next week

Every th[in]g very quiet. N. E. A. C.[6] rather tame & tentative, noth[in]g much done & hardly any [drama?]

Yours vy truly

D. C. Thomson

J McN. Whistler Eq

[p. 3, sketch[7]]


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1.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

2.  Mr McCall
Charles McCall (b. ca 1844- d. 1908), printer [more].

3.  Ballantynes
A reference to Ballantyne Hausen and Company, printers of the album of Whistler photographs. They had been slow in despatching proofs (see #05759).

4.  P. M. G.
Pall Mall Gazette, 23 November 1892.

5.  Mr Brabazon
Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (1821-1906), painter [more]. The exhibition is unidentified.

6.  N. E. A. C.
New English Art Club.

7.  sketch
Stand for a mirror (M.1351).