The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 00562
Date: 10 June 1892
Author: John Cavafy[1]
Place: London
Recipient: J. and R. McCracken[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C63
Document Type: ALS[3]


June 10. 1892

Messrs J. & R. McCracken

Dear Sirs

As I had not closed the sale of pictures[4] by Whistler referred to by Mr. J. C. Bancroft[5] I have accepted a better offer. I therefore request you to return him the cheque which he writes that he has sent you.

yours truly

John Cavafy

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1.  John Cavafy
Dr John Cavafy (ca 1839-1901), physician and collector, son of G. J. Cavafy [more]. His letter has a narrow mourning border.

2.  J. and R. McCracken
General, foreign, commercial and custom house agents, wine merchants and agents to the Royal Academy of Arts. The firm was located at 38 Queen Street, Cannon Street, E. C.

3.  ALS
The letter has a narrow mourning border.

4.  pictures
The Last of Old Westminster (YMSM 39), Battersea Reach (YMSM 45), Variations in Flesh Colour and Green: The Balcony (YMSM 56) and Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 64).

5.  Mr. J. C. Bancroft
John Chandler Bancroft (1822-1907), politician, diplomat and collector [more].