System Number: 08358
Date: 10 March 
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: MsLS
[date stamp:] GOUPIL & COMPANY
11 MAR 92
SUCCESSORS / BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
66 Rue [Monceau?]
50 Holl[an]d Park
Dear Sir -
Mrs Maxse - 15 Alexander Sq. Misses Schletter 22 Albert Hall Mansions - Mr & Mrs Warren, Carlyle Mansions - Chelsea - Mr & Mrs Martin - Same Address - Mr & Mrs Biglow - Oakley St. Chelsea [.] Sir Charles Wyke - 20. Cheyne Walk Chelsea[.] Mrs Cecil Lawson - 36 - Tite St. Chelsea
W. Webb - 11 Austin Friars E. C.
Poster - Perfect:
Change March 21 to April 9 instead of Saturday March 19 -
Admission - 2- 6- day - excellent idea also
people - and Artists - students & so forth - free before 11 A. M. - Suppose you will advertise d all this in papers -
Carlyle - What news of him -
Reveillon - Ought to be enquiring for this picture by this time - Russian conveyancing may want looking up -
Ionides - "Sea & Rain" - Certainly - most important - Richards should be at it - Grau put glass to frame - You say nothing of another [p. 2] picture belonging to Mr Ionides - Fishing smacks going out in the gloaming - want that -
Own portrait - Not this time -
Catalogue - Send me - the "Nineteenth Century Review" that has got Wedmores Article on Whistler - It was written just after the Ruskin trial, but you can easily find it at the office - Would like you to get this off by post to me tomorrow - if possible -
J. McN. Whistler
33. Rue de Tournon -
Thursday - 10
'Just a word to Richards warning him not to let painters and others come in looking at the pictures - You don't know what journalists may not penetrate pretending to come from me -
D. C. Thomson E.
116. 117. New Bond Strt
[stamp:] POSTE / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 25
[postmark:] PARIS [15?] [R.?]BONAPARTE / [4?] 10 / MARS / 92
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W / 7 V MR 11 / 92
1. 10 March 
Dated from the postmark.
2. David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He was organising JW's exhibition, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
The letter was written in pencil, probably by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], with the valediction at the end added by JW. '16B' was written in red ink in an unknown hand at the top of p. 1 and the envelope, and '16' on the envelope.
Double underlined. This refers to a list of people to be invited to the Private View.
Thomas ('Tommy') Cooper, artist, a member of the Arts Club from 1863-1895.
9. Mrs Maxse
Mrs Maxse, a Chelsea acquaintance of JW.
10. Misses Schletter
The Misses Schletter, Chelsea acquaintances of JW.
Mr and Mrs Martin, Chelsea acquaintances of JW.
26. Ruskin trial
The libel suit brought by JW against Ruskin, which went to court in November 1878.