The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05888
Date: 30 October [1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Samuel Untermyer[2]
Place: New York
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler U17
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac. Paris

Oct. 30.

Dear Sir

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your most kind & courteous letter, with cheque - (£840.) for the Nocturne: "Black & Gold, the Falling Rocket[3]". -

The Picture itself was shipped, as I cabled to you, on the 6th of October - and has I trust been delivered to you, long before this, in perfect condition -

I shall be [p. 2] naturally most interested in your account of its arrival - and meanwhile beg to thank you for your great amiability in promising the picture for the Chicago Exposition[4]. -

Believe me dear Sir
Very Sincerely Yours

J McNeill Whistler

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Samuel Untermyer. Esq.
675. Fifth Avenue
New York -
Etats Unis - U. S. A.
[postmark:] [illegible]EUX COLOM[illegible]
[postmark on verso:] [illegible] - 92

[on verso: wax seal]


1.  30 October [1892]
Year date from postmark.

2.  Samuel Untermyer
Samuel Untermyer (1858-1940), lawyer, capitalist and philanthropist [more]. He had written on 11 October 1892, #05887.

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

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