The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 00563
Date: 10 June 1892
Author: John Cavafy[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C64
Document Type: ALS


June 10. 1892

Dear Whistler

Your letter reached me this morning, together with one from Mr. Bancroft[2] dated 8th inst. He did not telegraph to me yesterday - I have replied[3] to him: "Your letter dated 8th inst. reached me today. As I had not closed sale of pictures referred to I have accepted a better offer, & have therefore written[4] to Messrs McCracken[5]" (his agents here) "to [p. 2] return you your cheque". I hope Bancroft will raise no objection to this; if he does, will you kindly let me know at once, at latest on Monday next, 13th inst: Should I not hear from you on or before that day I shall conclude that I am free to close with Mr. Kennedy[6] on Tuesday -

With many thanks -
very truly yours

John Cavafy

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1.  John Cavafy
Dr John Cavafy (ca 1839-1901), physician and collector, son of G. J. Cavafy [more].

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

3.  replied
See letter #00784.

4.  written
See letter #00562.

5.  Messrs McCracken
General, foreign, commercial and custom house agents, agents to the Royal Academy of Arts and wine merchants, at 38 Queen Street, Cannon Street, E. C.

6.  Mr. Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].