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System Number: 10041
Date: 4 August 1882
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: William Craibe Angus[1]
Place: [Glasgow]
Repository: University of Texas at Austin, TX
Call Number: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, HRC 43
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,[2]
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

Dear Sir -

I am sure you must have forgotten to send me the cheque for the Mezzotint of Carlyle[3] that you received from me some months ago -

You wrote to me acknowledging it's safe arrival - and telling me that your son[4] would call and pay me -

Doubtless however his visit to London must have been too hurried - so that I did not [p. 2] see him -

Will you kindly send me the cheque as I am going to the country in a few days and should like to finish these little matters before leaving town -

With kind regards
Very Sincerely Yours

J. McNeill Whistler

13. Tite Street. Chelsea
London -

Aug. 4. 1882 -

Craibe, Angus Esq


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Notes:

1.  William Craibe Angus
William Craibe Angus (1830-1899), Glasgow art dealer [more].

2.  BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
An old established gentlemen's dining club. The text is written at right angles to the printed letterhead.

3.  Mezzotint of Carlyle
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) was engraved by Richard Josey (1840-1906), reproductive engraver [more], and published by H. Graves and Co. The first proofs were ready in December 1878 (Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, I, pp. 226-27).

4.  your son
Probably J. Craibe Angus, art dealer, of Craibe Angus and Son, Glasgow [more].