System Number: 13491
Recipient: Deborah Delano Haden
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 23
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
My dear Sis -
As you are in Wimpole Street you might say to Willie now that the miniature matter is all right - unless you really left it in the cab - of which we foresaw the beautiful possibility! - now then [p. 2] that that is all right, I want my Boxall portrait -
Say will he kindly leave word with the servants that it will be called for by the Fine Arts Society people tomorrow or the day after - and that they will give a receipt for it -
I wish Sis that you were going to stay here a little longer Sis - I do enjoy your visits - but they are so short!
When will you come again? -
8. Fitzroy Street
Dated from the address and notepaper and reference to paintings (see below). JW had a studio at Fitzroy Street from 1896-1900.
5. miniature matter
A miniature of George Washington Whistler (1800-1849), engineer, JW's father [more], had been the subject of a dispute between JW and William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more]. See JW to D. Haden #03279.
W. Boxall, Portrait of J. Whistler (z76). JW appears to have negotiated with his brother for possession of it (JW to D. D. Haden, #13491). JW sent it to New York where Kennedy was planning to exhibit it (see Kennedy to JW, 24 September 1896, #07282, and 22 November 1898, #07302). It remained in JW's possession and passed from his estate to the University of Glasgow.