The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07886
Date: [September 1896/1897?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Alan Summerly Cole[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/17/2
Document Type: ALS

My dear Alan -

You will [be] delighted to know my friend Monsieur Oulevay[3], a most distinguished artist - who is much interested in the fabrication of tapestries -

You will I am sure not only offer him all possible facility for knowing and frequenting [p. 2] your own wonderful Collections, but you might help him in finding and entering into relations with the establishment of tapistry [sic] in London -

The potteries also, and in short the decorative arts of the place -

No one could make his sojourn in England more useful to him than yourself my dear Alan - and I am [sure] you will be charmed to do so -

Always sincerely Yrs

J McNeill Whistler

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1.  [September 1896/1897?]
The deep mourning border indicates a date after the death of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

2.  Alan Summerly Cole
Alan Summerly Cole (1846-1934), textile expert and museum official [more].

3.  Monsieur Oulevay
Henri Charles Oulevay (fl. 1865-1880), painter [more]; see also JW's letters of introduction to J. Pennell, #07846.