The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07959
Date: [23/30 September 1899?][1]
Author: JW
Place: Pourville-sur-Mer
Recipient: Francis Vielé-Griffin[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/39/19
Document Type: ALS[3]

My dear Griffin -

I write to you in the scramble of the last few days in a place one is going to leave! It is cold and deserted and depressing as is always the seaside, out of season -

What I want to tell you "in the midst of things," is that I have not [p. 2] forgotten about the young Daudet[4], and also Miss Price[5] -

I have arranged every thing - and they are both expected at the Academie Carmen -

They had better, I fancy, present themselves at once - for the classes have begun - and every thing is in full swing -

The address you know is
6. Passage Stanislas - Rue Notre Dame des Champs

Let them ask for Mademoiselle la Massière, Miss Bate[6], who will receive them, and the rest is simple -

About ten in the morning is a good hour -

I shall turn up shortly - probably by the end of the week - though I may pass through London -

Ainsi à bientôt!
and with kindest regards to you all
Always Sincerely

J McNeill Whistler

Pavillon Madeleine
Pourville-sur-Mer -
par Offranville

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1.  [23/30 September 1899?]
Dated by the reference to JW's departure from Trouville, where he had been convalescing since August 1899.

2.  Francis Vielé-Griffin
Francis Vielé-Griffin (1863/1864-1937), poet [more].

3.  ALS
Deep mourning border.

4.  Daudet
Alphonse Marie Léon Daudet (1867-1942), writer [more].

5.  Miss Price
Miss Prince (not Price), an art student from Boston.

6.  Miss Bate
Inez Eleanor Addams (fl. 1898-1927), née Bate, painter [more], who was massière of the Académie Carmen, which was supported and occasionally visited by JW. Daudet and Miss Prince are mentioned again by JW in a letter to Bate on 3 October 1899, #00036.