The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08299
Date: [14 September 1894[1]]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC D7
Document Type: ALS[3]

110. Rue du Bac. Paris -

Dear Mr. Thomson

You really beat the famous "Joey B[4]" - who was "so devilish shy"! -

Not a word to be got out of you about the strange admirer who bought the Potters Blue Wave[5] for the Thousand! -

Very well. -

Now about the lithographs - First many thanks for the prompt cheque[6] - Most excellent & very nice of you - and I [p. 2] will send you in future one proof of each of the new drawings as I go on -

But I must have nothing like an Exhibition or "show" - This is not the moment - Beside which in this matter you are late - for while you, in this last access of cold caution, abstained from all encouragement or even communication, I have been approached with the utmost enthusiasm, by others - about an exhibition - so that they are first in the field - However as I say that is not my desire at this moment - When I must have a "show" - it will be something very much thought out indeed! - This must get off at once - so with[7] many pleasant things,


[butterfly signature]

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D. C. Thomson Esq
The Goupil Galleries
5. Regent Street -
[postmark:] PARIS / DEPART / 14 / SEPT / 94
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S.W. / K P / SP 14 / 94


1.  14 September 1894
Dated by postmark.

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

3.  ALS
'33C' is written in an unknown hand in red ink at top left, and '109' in pencil at bottom right of p.1., also on the envelope.

4.  Joey B
Not identified.

5.  Potters Blue Wave
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more], who had sold Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41) to Alfred Atmore Pope (1842-1913), manufacturer and collector [more].

6.  cheque
Mentioned in Thomson's letter of 11 September 1894, #05813.

7.  with
'with ... [signature]' is written in the left margin of p. 1 at right angles to the main text.