The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07846
Date: [September 1896/1897?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Joseph Pennell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 272/9/5
Document Type: ALS

My dear Pennell -

I introduce to you my friend Monsieur Oulevay[3] - a man of most distinguished talent - You must help him in becoming acquainted with all that concerns the Arts & Crafts of the place - and especially in the matter of tapestries in which he is not only interested, but in which [p. 2] he ought to find relations that might induce him to remain in England -

In short my dear Joseph I want you for me to kindly do all you can to present him to the Briton under the very best auspices -

Always with kindest regards to both[4] of you

J McN Whistler

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Joseph Pennell. Esq
14. Buckingham Street
Strand -
London -

[embossed:] AU BON MARCHÉ PARIS[5]


1.  [September 1896/1897?]
The envelope was sent by hand, so there is no postmark; however, the deep mourning border on the stationery indicates a date after the death of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

2.  Joseph Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].

3.  Monsieur Oulevay
Henri Charles Oulevay (fl. 1865-1880), painter [more]. See also JW's letter of introduction to A. S. Cole, #07886.

4.  both
Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936), née Robins, JW's biographer [more].

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