System Number: 09489
Date: [1/7 June 1897]
Recipient: George Washington Vanderbilt
Repository: The Biltmore Company, Ashville, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac -
Dear Mr Vanderbilt -
I fear I must be off again to London - so many things are waiting for me there -
Doubtless I shall turn up before the end of the week - and then we [p. 2] can arrange - We might even plan out the picture before you -
Dont however let me interfere with any of your intentions - But certainly I think we had better paint the portrait in London - if possible -
With kindest regards to Sturges & Yourself
J McNeill Whistler
I thought you were going to be in London all through the Jubilee?
In looking at your letter again, I see you are leaving town on Thursday - and that you return on the 9th[.] I doubt therefore if I see you before you go - but it would be all right for the 9th -
1. [1/7 June 1897]
Dated broadly from reference to the painting of YMSM 481, and by Queen Victoria's Jubilee (see notes below). This letter certainly comes after #09488 (dated 20 May 1897), and the reference to the '9th' [presumably the 9th of June] suggests that this letter was written early on in June 1897.
A reference to Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The sixtieth year of her reign was celebrated with a public procession from Buckingham Palace on 22 June 1897.
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