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System Number: 00784
Date: 10 June 1892
Author: John Cavafy[1]
Place: London
Recipient: John Chandler Bancroft[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C285
Document Type: ALS[3]


2, UPPER BERKELEY STREET,
PORTMAN SQUARE.

June 10. 1892

Dear Sir

Your letter dated 8th inst reached me today - As I had not closed sale of pictures[4] referred to I have accepted a better offer, & have therefore written to Messrs McCracken[5] to return you your cheque -

yours truly

John Cavafy

John C. Bancroft Esq.


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Envelope:

'Cavafy/Whistler[6]'

Monsieur
John C. Bancroft
2 Avenue Friedland
Paris
France -
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2½d
[postmark:] LONDON W. / 47 / 4 / JU 10 / 92
[postmark on verso:] [PARIS] / [illegible] / 11 / JUIN / 92


Notes:

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

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

3.  ALS
The paper 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.  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.  Cavafy/Whistler
Pencil note, written in another hand.