The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11637
Date: 15 November 1892
Author: Beatrix Whistler[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: Alexander Reid[2]
Place: [Glasgow]
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[3] 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[4] 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[5] -
Believe me
Very sincerely

Beatrix Whistler

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1.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

2.  Alexander Reid
Alexander Reid (1854-1936), Glasgow dealer [more].

3.  written and telegraphed
See Reid's reply #05142, dated 21 November 1892.

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).

5.  Mrs Reid
Harriet Elizabeth Adriana Reid (b. 1865), née Stevenson, wife of the dealer A. Reid [more].