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System Number: 13795
Date: [5 April 1897][1]
Author: Charles Lang Freer[2]
Place: [Detroit]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Letterpress Book 4
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: TWc[3]

April 6, 1897.

Your letter received to-day. Regret last week's cable. Let nothing disturb you. When the work[4] is done to your satisfaction, we shall hope for the arrival of you and it together.


Chg C. L. Freer.

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1.  [5 April 1897]
As dated by the copyist, possibly from a postmark.

2.  Charles Lang Freer
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more].

3.  TWc
Published in Merrill, Linda, With Kindest Regards. The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903, Washington and London, 1995, no. 31, p. 116. According to the letterbook it was sent to JW at his studio address at 8 Fitzroy Street, London.

4.  work
JW had received Nocturne in Black and Gold: Entrance to Southampton Water (YMSM 179) and was still waiting for Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Little Blue Girl (YMSM 421), and A Violet Note (M.1395).