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System Number: 05887
Date: 11 October 1892
Author: Samuel Untermyer[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler U16
Document Type: TLS


GUGGENHEIMER & UNTERMYER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW.
BANK OF AMERICA BUILDING.
NO. 46 WALL ST. COR. WILLIAM.
UPTOWN OFFICE, 906 & 908 3RD AVE.
NEW YORK,

October 11, 1892.

J. McNeil [sic] Whistler, Esq.,
110 Rue de Bac,
Paris, France.

Dear Sir, --

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your very kind letter[2] enclosing the proofs necessary to introduce the painting[3] which I purchased from you free of duty as the work of an American artist.

I trust that by the time you receive this latter [sic], the picture will be well on its way, as I am anxious to see it, and hope to derive great pleasure from its possession.

I enclose you a draft for 840 pounds on the London bank, in accordance with your request, which I trust you will find correct, and I hope when you pay your expected visit[4] to this country you will not fail to redeem the promise contained in your letter to call on me.

I shall be glad to place the picture at your disposal for the Chicago exhibition[5] as requested by you, and have to thank you for the care which you have expended in the proper packing of the painting.

Very sincerely yours,

Saml. Untermyer


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Notes:

1.  Samuel Untermyer
Samuel Untermyer (1858-1940), lawyer, capitalist and philanthropist [more].

2.  letter
See JW to S. Untermyer, #05886, letter dated [3 September 1892].

3.  painting
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170).

4.  visit
After he left in 1855 for a student life in Paris, JW never visited the USA again.

5.  Chicago exhibition
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.