System Number: 06720
Date: [September 1892]
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W714
Document Type: ALS
HÔTEL DU BON LAFONTAINE
16 & 18, RUE DE GRENELLE, 16 & 18
My dear Nellie -
We are here for a while having got quite tired out with the other place in the Rue de Tournon - and this is nearer to the workmen who are still going on in the house! -
I see that Sarasate is to be in England again this month - and indeed I suppose every one is getting back -
When do you leave Homburg? - Of course you must pass through Paris - and then we can have it all out about John - and the rest - ! I really must write to John - I am keeping him in pickle! - only I have been so awfully busy -
I suppose we shall go down South for the winter as we have been kept here with all the "instalation" [sic] business - and workmen -
You don't say any thing about my letters in the "National Observer" about the Chicago Exhibition - or rather about really Leighton and the R. A. - and this attitude during the past - and the rest of it! - It was copied in all the papers - but I doubt if you and Willie saw it at all - so I enclose it -
Extraordinary isn't it that they should give me such a chance! -
Paris is always lovely - and every body charming - but we really must get away soon - somewhere -
Who else have you seen? - I am glad Willie is so well there - Is it any where near Münich? Did you hear that this time they have given me a Première Grande [p. 3] médaille d'Or! -
It is funny isn't it the way in which I am just wiping them all up every where! By the way have you by any chance heard any thing of the Potters lately?
Goodbye for the moment -
Write here -
With love to both from us all
1. [September 1892]
Dated from address (see note below).
Written at right angles to printed address.
5. Your letter
10. John - and the rest
Dr John Cavafy (ca 1839-1901), physician and collector, son of G. J. Cavafy [more]. The 'rest' may have been Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more], and Aglaia Coronio (1834-1906), née Ionides, wife of George Coronio [more].
11. Chicago Exhibition
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893. See JW to J. W. Beck, #02705. Published in Whistler, James McNeill, [Letter to J. W. Beck], The National Observer: A Record and Review, no. 195, (new series), vol. 8, 13 August 1892, p. 326, p. 326.
14. médaille d'Or
At 6th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1892.