The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886
Record 14 of 54

System Number: 08604
Date: [1885/1886?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Charles William Dowdeswell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr. Dowdeswell -

I really must[3] have twenty pounds - and by Saturday morning at latest -

Can you let me have a cheque for that sum? Otherwise I must go off and leave my work again -

You see I promised to return what was loaned to me the other day - and [p. 2] I daren't go to lunch with you or I should do no more work 'the day'! -

Do write at once -

[butterfly signature]

454. Fulham Road -

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1.  [1885/1886?]
Dated by address and signature.

2.  Charles William Dowdeswell
Charles William Dowdeswell (1832-1915), art dealer [more]. It is likely this letter dates from the run-up to 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886, when it might have been reasonable for JW to ask for an advance.

3.  must
Double underlined.