110. Rue du Bac. Paris -
Two words of welcome to the returning Publisher! - Bravo! - Hurrah! Here we are again! -
Well my dear Heinemann I suppose you have of course become a terrible [p. 2] Yankee - & will be an awful trial in your club to the untravelled members! -
It is awfully nice of you to have at once written to us - and very thoughtful & kind to tell me all about my things in the Exhibition - - I don't see how the devil anything can have gone wrong with the frames? - You surely don't mean that any of the pictures are without frames? - Do write me another line and [p. 3] explain a little further - Also if you have a catalogue of the Art Department, do post it to me at once - We will take great care of it and return it when you come over -
As to the Lovel account, I don't pretend to understand - Only of course it is nonsense for them to propose that after these years of selling they do not owe me a large sum! -
Everybody says they are swindlers - and I only had one little tiny cheque from Balestier at the beginning! -
Enfin nous verrons -
[p. 4] Paris is lovely -
A bientôt then!
1. [21 June 1893]
Dated by the holder of the letter, the Pierpont Morgan Library.
3. things in the Exhibition
La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50), Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181) and Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) were in World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.
7. Enfin nous verrons
Fr., now we will see.
8. Black and White
A weekly illustrated record and review, which ran from 1891 to 1912.