System Number: 11637
Date: 15 November 1892
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Alexander Reid
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 196
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
16 - Rue de Grenelle -
Nov - 15th - 1892
Dear Mr Reid -
Mr Whistler has both written and telegraphed to you - and as he has received no answer he supposes you have returned to Scotland.
He is very disappointed that he [p. 2] did not see you before you left - as he has now got all the details about the Chicago exhibition - Captain McCormick the commissioner for
the Chicago - will no doubt communicate with you in due course; perhaps you would like to write to him yourself.
The Carriage and insurance will be [p. 3] paid - . Do write and let us know. Mr Whistler is, as you know, most anxious that his exhibit shall be a success - which it so far promises to be.
With kindest regards to Mrs Reid -
4. Captain McCormick
Robert Sanderson McCormick (1849-1919), diplomat and politician [more]; he was Commissioner for World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893. Reid agreed to lend 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).