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System Number: 05519
Date: 25 July 1890
Author: W. D. Tumelly[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S164
Document Type: ALS


[official printed letterhead, crest with crown and text:]
SCIENCE AND ART DEPARTMENT / SOUTH KENSINGTON / V R

[...] IN REFERRING TO THIS LETTER THE FOLLOWING NUMBER SHOULD BE QUOTED.
A. L. NO. 3989 / 90. [...]

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART, LONDON, S. W.
(TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS, "SCIENCE AND ART, LONDON.")

25th July 1890.

South Kensington Museum.

Sir,

In thanking you for the opportunity which you have been so good as to afford for the inspection of the nineteen Etchings[2] recently received from you on approval with a view to their addition to the series of your earlier works[3] already in the South Kensington Museum, I am directed to express regret that the Department can only expend the sum of forty pounds towards the acquisition of some of your recent Etchings, and I am [p. 2] to request that you will kindly inform the Department what it may have for that sum.

I am,
Sir,
your obedient servant,

W D Tumelly

[illegible initials]

[written at foot of p. 1:] J. McNeil [sic] Whistler, Esq,
21, Cheyne Walk,
Chelsea,
S. W.


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Notes:

1.  W. D. Tumelly
W. D. Tumelly, South Kensington Museum [more].

2.  Etchings
Listed in #13044.

3.  works
A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames, 1871 (the 'Thames Set') (K.38-44, 46, 52, 66, 68, 71, 74-76, 95) (excat 4), presented by Alexander Constantine Ionides (1810-1890), shipping merchant and collector [more].