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System Number: 03536
Date: 25 March 1889
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Alexander Ionides[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 7/71/2
Document Type: MsLc[2]


March. 25 89

Dear Aleco -

Do beg your father[3] to lend me the Battersea Bridge[4], for the International Exhibition[5].

It shall of course be insured, as it was the last time, and every care naturally taken of it.

Do this my dear Aleco, and receive my thanks and blessing - and give my kindest regards to your father and Mother[6].

Always yours

J. McNeill Whistler

Tower House,
Tite Street - Chelsea

I need not say that of course I am late, and and sorely in haste, because of it!!


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Notes:

1.  Alexander Ionides
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more].

2.  MsLc
Written by Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

3.  your father
Alexander Constantine Ionides (1810-1890), shipping merchant and collector [more].

4.  Battersea Bridge
Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 33) had been shown at the Exposition Internationale de Peinture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1883.

5.  International Exhibition
It was not lent to the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889.

6.  Mother
Euterpe Ionides (1816-1892), née Sgouta, wife of A. C. Ionides [more].