The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09123
Date: [April 1893?][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Isabella Stewart Gardner[2]
Place: [Boston]
Repository: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
Call Number: 10.b-3.18
Document Type: TLc

110 Rue du Bac

Dear Mrs. Gardner,

You will I am sure remember meeting Mr. Heinemann[3] in Chelsea - on which occasion you, as usual, instantly obtained what you, for the moment, chose to desire - the "No. 1"[4] of a certain Edition de Luxe -

Mr. Heinemann is doing his grand tour in the amazing "States" & I trust you will be graciously pleased to show him the treasures of one of the most famous mansions[5] that goes to make the glory of the American Athens.

With our kindest regards to yourself & Mr. Gardner[6]
Always sincerely,

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [April 1893?]
Dated by the reference to Heinemann's trip to America in May 1893, from which he had returned by 21 June 1893 (see his letter to Heinemann, 21 June 1893, #09855).

2.  Isabella Stewart Gardner
Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), née Stewart, collector [more].

3.  Mr. Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more]. See also JW's letters or introduction to C. L. Freer and Hecker (#08588, #08589).

4.  No. 1
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.

5.  mansions
Now the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

6.  Mr. Gardner
John ('Jack') Lowell Gardner (1837-1898), collector [more].