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multiplicity of rather vexing duties that have fallen to their lot.  They are a fine group of women and the world at large little knows of the extent to which they aided Mr. Whistler in the execution of his aims and ambitions.
   My week in Paris was very enjoyable: along with other charming experience was a dinner given by "The Friends of the Art of the Extreme Orient."  The society includes Verer, Manzie, Bing, Koechlin, Migeon, and all of the collectors of oriental art residing in France.
   They were the original appreciators of Europe in the field mentioned.  They gave the first impulse to the movement in Eurpore.  They made possible the oriental department in the Louvre.  Migeon of their number is today the chief of the department of "objets d'art" in the Louvre.
      Before their deaths 

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Henri Vever, Manzie (probably a misspelling for Jean Boussod Manzi), Samuel Siegfried Bing, Raymond Koechlin, and G. Migeon were probably the people at the dinner party.--thomasc

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