The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08353
Date: [28 March 1892][1]
Author: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[3]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: ALS[4]

33. Rue de Tournon.

Dear Sir

It was very kind of you to write me such a very nice letter about the exhibition

I was very interested to know all about it.

The cuttings have been very amusing [p. 2] especially the provincial papers, I think there can be no doubt that it has been a triumph all round -

I will send you back your books[5] - through Monsieur Joyant[6] as you wish, and we thank you very much for lending them to us.

Mr Whistler hopes you will write to him every day - your letter is the one he looks forward to -

Believe me.
Very sincerely

Beatrix Whistler

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D. Thomson Esq,
Goupil Gallery
New Bond St.
London -
[postmarks x 2:] PARIS 6 / R. DE VAUGIRARD / 8 28 / MARS / 92
[postmark on verso:] LONDON / N X / MR29 / 92 / [rest illegible]


1.  [28 March 1892]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

3.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He had organised Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

4.  ALS
The writing paper used is patterned with flowers. '19B' is written in red ink at the top of p. 1 and on the envelope in an unknown hand.

5.  books
Ruskin, John, Modern Painters, London, 1843-60, written by John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more]. Thomson had lent his volumes to JW, so that JW could reproduce excerpts in this exhibition catalogue.

6.  Monsieur Joyant
Maurice Joyant (1864-1930), art dealer, manager of Boussod, Valadon et Cie [more].