System Number: 08357
Date: 5 March 
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: ALS
33. Rue de Tournon.
March 5 -
[date stamp:] GOUPIL AND COMPANY
-8 MAR. 92
SUCCESSORS / BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
Dear Sir -
Rawlinson - Have received letter from him - He wishes picture to be sent over here - so I cannot object -
Chapman. I do not understand - whether his pictures have come in - Just received your letter - answered -
Ionides - Has he sent the other sea pieces I mentioned? -
"Souvenir" Explain more fully your idea -
"Edition de luxe" Also explain further - what of?
Cards. Capital. will do perfectly - size and everything - require no other -
What about Pennell? -
'19 Gt Winchester St' '15'
[p. 2] Monday.
Ruskin. Vol. 1. arrived - many thanks -
Way. Posted to him last night - Card all right - and Poster revised -
Pastel. Hutchinson collection - Why did you not try for it?
J. McN. Whistler
D. C. Thomson Esq.
116. 117. New Bond Str.
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark x 2:] PARIS-6 / R. DE VAUGIRARD / 7E 9 / MARS / 92
[postmark on verso:] LONDON / 7 [...] / MR 10 / 
1. 5 March 
Year dated from postmark.
'15B' was written in red ink at the top of p. 1, as well as on the envelope, in another hand. 'Portrait of Whistler' was added in pencil by Thomson in the upper left-hand corner of p. 1. It was probably Thomson who added notes at the bottom of p. 2, '15½ x 26½', 'Coronio' (ticked), '63' and 'Battersea 6 Bayes'. 'Coronio' is probably Georges Coronio (1831-1895), broker, banker and collector [more], or his wife Aglaia. 'Battersea' is probably Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115).
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more], owned Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100), Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Southampton Water (YMSM 117), Blue and Gold: Channel (YMSM 159), Nocturne: Battersea Reach (YMSM 160) and Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174).
12. [Mr Martin?]
Illegible pencil note in left-hand margin in Thomson's hand.
13. Certainly not
Underlined three times.
15. P. M. G.?
Pall Mall Gazette.
18. 19 Gt Winchester St
Pencil note in right-hand corner of sheet in Thomson's hand.
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more], owned Sea and Rain (YMSM 65), Green and Grey: The Oyster Smacks, Evening (YMSM 99) and Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (YMSM 76), as well as Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 33).