Document associated with: Couper, John
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System Number: 06578
Date: [29 August 1889]
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W571
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr Hanson
The master says you [p. 2] are to call on him, and explain the reason of his silence and apologize for the inconvenience he has been put to - in going to Tite St and tell him directly he returns to town he will let Mr Upton know - and make a fresh appointement [sic].
Then, you are to take the enclosed cheque to the bank - and [p. 3] you might call in at the Dowdeswells and find out from W. D - what the cheque is for - for
Mr Whistler expected £40 odd pounds instead of £21 - * '* Is the cheque for the first etchings sent to Walter, or is it for the last etchings you left the other day with Charles? - Ask for list and send it to me -'
Send us the Pall Mall Budget when it comes out for this week and last - we hav'nt [sic] had any news since we left England -
We have had shocking [p. 4] weather until today - Now - it is very warm and lots of mosquitoes!!
Has any thing been seen of the Fords? if you come acrosss [sic] them dont breath a word about any thing.
Yours very sincerely
'If my spectacles have not come, you are to go tomorrow morning to Great Portland Street, the optician's address you can get from Dr Couper No. 80. Grosvenor Street, and then say to Mr Paxton (at the opticians) to send them on here at once.'
Charles J. Hanson Esq
25 Margaretta Terrace
[stamp:] NEDERLAND / 12½ CENT
[postmark:] AMSTERDAM / 7-8N / 29 / AUG / 89
[on verso:] 'answered Aug. 31. 89 / C. J. H.'
1. [29 August 1889]
Dated from postmark. It is not entirely certain that the letter came with this envelope but it fits the envelope and the address is appropriate.
4. Mr Upton
Edward Upton (b. ca 1855), partner in Upton and Britton, Solicitors [more]. His letter referred to has not been located; the previous extant letter is at #05900. JW asked about Upton again in #01981.
6. Tite St
JW's appartment in the Tower House, Tite Street, Chelsea.
C. W. or one of his sons, Charles and Walter Dowdeswell, of Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, art dealers.
11. * Is the cheque...with Charles? -
Added in JW's hand across the foot of pp. 2-3, linked by a line to the text above.
14. Ask for list and send it to me -
Added in JW's hand.
15. Pall Mall Budget
Pall Mall Budget, newspaper.
19. If my spectacles...
This sentence was added in JW's hand across the bottom of pp. 4 and 1.
22. Mr Paxton
Paxton, JW's optician.
23. answered Aug. 31. 89 / C. J. H.
Written by Hanson.