System Number: 08242
Date: 6 July 
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris -
Dear Mr. Thomson -
Mr Michael Dignam - who is passing through London - will call upon you - I have asked him to do so -
His work interests me - and it would especially please me that he should be put in relation with the right people in London -
Certainly you of all others are the one [p. 2] who can do this -
In any case I am sure you will be pleased to meet the young gentleman himself, and to do what you can to facilitate his intercourse with those who might be useful to him -
It is rare that the work of any one should call for my interference! This I doubt not will occur to you! - Therefore you will suppose that I see more in Mr Dignam's promise and quality than I do in the performance of others - and in this you are right -
Be assured that I shall feel personally grateful for any trouble (which after all I know will be a pleasure to you) that you take in this matter -
This is by the way the 6th of July - and no photographs have come for [p. 3] me to sign -
Very sincerely yours
J McN. Whistler
D. C. Thomson. Esq.
5. Regent Street
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
[postmark:] PARIS 90 / 195 BD ST. GERMAIN / 7E 6 / JUIL / 93
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W / V B / JY 7 / 93
'51 B' and '67' are written at the top of p. 1, and '51' and '13' on the envelope, in unknown hands.
6. Lady's Pictorial
The additional note, marked wth an asterisk, was added at the top of p. 2. The Lady's Pictorial was an illustrated weekly journal covering a wide range of subjects, political, cultural and domestic. It often included sympathetic reviews of Whistler's work.
Photographs of JW's paintings, for an album published following Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892; see Thomson's letter of 3 July 1893, #05784.