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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08393
Date: [6 November 1895[1]]
Author: JW
Place: Lyme Regis
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS[3]


'Recd 7/11/95'

Dear Mr. Thomson -

I suppose you will have got back from Paris - & you might write us a line - with any news -

If you see Mrs. Whistler[4], or if she manages to come to the Gallery - dont say any thing about the "Master Smith[5]" to her, as I want to keep that as a surprise! -

You can tell her how you like the others -

Also dont say any thing about [p. 2] Mr. Studd's[6] letter - it might perhaps give her anxiety - and she need not see it until by & bye -

I hope by the way that you have posted the Globe[7] to us & that we shall get it tomorrow morning -

How are the frames getting on? -

Very Sincerely

J McN Whistler


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Envelope:

To
D. C. Thomson. Esq.
The Goupil Galleries
5. Regent Street -
London
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE. / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LYME·REGIS / D / NO 6 / 95
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S.W. / AR / NO 7 / 95

[date stamp:] THE GOUPIL GALLERY / BOUSSOD VALADON & CO. / 7 NOV. 95



Notes:

1.  6 November 1895
Dated from the postmark; the date of receipt was written on p. 1, possibly by the recipient..

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He had just visited JW in Lyme Regis (see his letter of 7 November 1895, #05827.

3.  ALS
'68C' is written in another hand in red ink at top left and '163' in pencil bottom right of p. 1 and also on the envelope.

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

5.  Master Smith
The Master Smith of Lyme Regis (YMSM 450).

6.  Mr. Studd's
Arthur ('Peter') Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), painter and collector [more].

7.  Globe
JW refers to a letter he wanted the Globe to publish, but which they failed to (see his letter to Thomson, [7 November 1895], #08385.