System Number: 05765
Date: 11 January 1893
Author: David Croal Thomson
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T110
Document Type: ALS
[Royal coat of arms]
THE GOUPIL GALLERY
BOUSSOD, VALADON & CO.
116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET. W.
TELEGRAMS, - BOUSSOD, LONDON.
Jany 11th 1893.
Dear Mrs Whistler,
I am very sorry indeed to hear of Mr Whistlers indisposition & I sincerely trust that it is only passing.
Mr Shannon has consented to lend his picture & Messrs Bourlet will send for it. Mr Potter answers as in the enclosed & I think it will be best for [p. 2] you to write to him as he has evidently very little wish to do anything with us.
Mr Gr. Robertson we still await answer of, but doubtless he will lend all right.
Mr McLure Hamilton asks to have the labels put on each in the usual way & this will be done at Bourlets
For Lady Meux we write to her today to ask an appointment for tomorrow morning.
[p. 3] I have been busy with a question of a libel case with a certain Scotsman called 'Hamilton Bruce' but he has climbed down & apologised to me otherwise we might have had £1000 from him. He is a very disagreeable fellow who knew me in Edinburgh as a child & he tries to act as if I was still a baby. It will entertain you to know all about this some day.
I suppose I must not expect to be anybody until I have had the [p. 4] usual libel suits & this time the lawyers said I could go for him. I am almost sorry he apologised so quickly!
We are moving from Bond St to No. 5 Regent St & 10 Charles St. St James on the 8th Feby. to "larger & more central galleries"
Yours vy truly
[stamped:] BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
D. C. Thomson
9. Lady Meux
Lady Valerie Susan ('Susie') Meux (1847-1910), née Langdon, collector and patroness [more]: she did not lend either Arrangement in Black: Lady Meux (YMSM 228) or Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux (YMSM 229).
10. Hamilton Bruce
Hamilton Bruce, possibly a dealer or collector.