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System Number: 01179
Date: 29 October 1885
Author: Ernest George Brown[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F111a
Document Type: ALS


THE FINE ART SOCIETY,
LIMD
148, NEW BOND ST.
W.

Oct 29th 1885

BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT
[Royal coat of arms]
TO H. R. H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
[etc.]

Dear Mr Whistler,

Without at all wishing to bother you again about the Glasgow customer[2], I thought I would send you the enclosed letter[3] I have just had from him. I thought you could write me a little note[4] telling me finally that you will not lend any more drawings and that would end the matter. I should of course send your letter to him.

Hope your hand[5] is better (?)

Yours very truly

Ernest G. Brown.


This document is protected by copyright.


Envelope:

James Whistler Esq
The Studios
454 Fulham Road
S. W.

[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON. W / 3 / OC 29 / 85
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W. / GM / OC 29 / 85


Notes:

1.  Ernest George Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

2.  Glasgow customer
Thomas Lawrie of Thomas Lawrie and Son, painters, decorators and art dealers.

3.  the enclosed letter
See the Fine Art Gallery to E. G. Brown, [26/29 October 1885], #13636.

4.  note
Untraced.

5.  hand
This may relate to an incident during JW's stay at Wortley Hall, near Sheffield, home of Susan Charlotte Granville (1834-1927), née Lascelles, wife of E. M. S. G. Stuart-Wortley [more], and Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Stuart-Wortley (1827-1899), 1st Earl of Wharncliffe [more]. According to a draft letter to Lady Wharncliffe, he tumbled over a stile into a meadow, straining his wrist (see #06005).