System Number: 08810
Date: [September 1888?]
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
Of course I dont suppose you have had time to attend to all this - but I mean dont forget them - Especially are the two first important, as I doubt not the visit from Mr Le patourel would be about the Pastel Exhibition -
Dont leave me with [sic] a report of [p. 2] some kind each day.
Yesterday I had no letters at all! How was that -
Don't tell the Dowdeswells my address - say that I am just travelling about the Continent for amusement - and may be back at any moment - meanwhile you can forward any message - or letters - Why dont you send me the World?
You had better send me the 2 or 3 back numbers -
I will send another cheque directly. -
J McN Whistler
5. Mr Le patourel
A. F. or A. J. Le Patourel, painter, acting secretary of the SBA [more]. The 'Pastel Exhibition' is probably a reference to the Exhibition of Pastels, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1888. It opened in October 1888.
Webb, possibly George or William Webb, lawyers.
A reference to No. 2, The Vale, off the King's Road, known as the 'Pink Palace' where JW lived from 1881 to c. May 1888.
C. W. or one of his sons, Charles and Walter Dowdeswell, of Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, art dealers, art dealers and printsellers. JW was in France on a working honeymoon, after his marriage to Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], on 11 August. The Whistlers remained there until about early November although around mid September he returned to London for a brief spell. See JW to H. Whistler, #06713.
London society paper.
10. I will send ... Whistler
Written at right-angles in margin.