System Number: 08230
Date: 30 April 
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris.
Sunday. April 30.
Dear Sir -
Cheque - £21-10-6- Received all right - and many thanks -
Albums. Joyant must send them over to me directly they arrive - and I will begin the signing at once - & let him have them back - so that's all right too!
Art Journal - Very nice of you - [p. 2] Delighted to have it - It really has looked up immensely since you have taken it in hand - quite another thing. You deserve all compliments -
Carlyle - I am sure it is very good of the Glasgow people to lend it at all! -
For my part I really wish it were quietly at rest in its own place on the wall of the Gallery of the Town Hall -
Chicago. Have you no news from Abbey about anything further? -
Also I am sending the little picture of "the Studio" as a sketch "portrait" - So you might still do something with your man - or some new one -
Voila - for the present - I suppose when you think of coming over we shall hear of it -
J McN Whistler.
1. 30 April 
30 April fell on a Sunday in 1893.
'2C' is written in an unknown hand in red ink at top left and '59' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1.
Maurice Joyant (1864-1930), art dealer, manager of Boussod, Valadon et Cie [more]; the albums contained photographs, mostly of paintings exhibited in Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892. JW had to sign the mounts.
5. Art Journal
Thomson was newly appointed editor of the Art Journal.
7. Society of Portrait Painters
3rd Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1893.