The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09702
Date: [December 1892][1]
Author: Edwin Austin Abbey[2]
Place: Fairford
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/35a
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: MsLc[3]

Morgan Hall -
Gloucestershire -

Dear Whistler -

Have you made arrangements to send anything to Chicago[4] from England -? I should very much like to "advise" the Chicago people - (I am the advising commissioner here) that you were sending a dozen [p. 2] or so works from here -

Bourlet[5] 17: Nassau St. Middlesex Hospital will collect, insure etc - at the expense of the powers over yonder, and at the close, reverse the process - They should be in his hands by the middle of J the 15th of January -

Could I do anything about this for you? I should have written to you before, [p. 3] although they ignored us here - until within a few weeks - but I supposed you were arranging with the Paris people.

Kind regards
Yrs always.

Edwin A Abbey.

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1.  [December 1892]
Dated by the reference to an exhibition (see below).

2.  Edwin Austin Abbey
Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911), painter and illustrator [more]. See JW's letter, possibly a reply (#03180).

3.  MsLc
Letter copied in the hand of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], and presumably sent to Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].

4.  Chicago
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893. JW was already in touch with Kennedy and Halsey Cooley Ives (1847-1911), painter [more], over his contribution to the exhibition (#09694, #09701).

5.  Bourlet
James Bourlet (b. ca 1852), art dealer, of Bourlet and Sons, Ltd [more].