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System Number: 00761
Date: 13 May 1891
Author: Robert Crawford[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C262
Document Type: ALS


TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS, "IMPORTERS," GLASGOW.
TELEPHONE NUMBER 3203.

R. CRAWFORD. OF BURNS, CRAWFORD & CO.
WHOLESALE & EXPORT
FANCY GOODS
WAREHOUSEMEN.

84 MILLER STREET,
GLASGOW,

13 May 1891

Dear Mr Whistler

Your telegram was sent after me to London and I am sorry to learn that you have been one of the sufferers by La Grippe[2] - I am pleased that you have so cordially agreed to my ideas and proposal. I would have called & seen you when in town had you [p. 2] been Convalescent - There is no hurry at all about my little matter[3] - It will be all right at your own Leisure & Convenience - I hope you are making a good recovery -

Yours, Very truly

Robert Crawford


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Envelope:

'R. Crawford. Glasgow
Re picture.'
'1891[4]'



Notes:

1.  Robert Crawford
Robert Crawford (1845-1915), of Burns, Crawford and Co. [more]. Robert Crawford was the Glasgow Councillor who was Convener of the Fine Art Committee responsible for buying Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137), and who went to London to negotiate the sale. He had written to JW on 2 May (#00760).

2.  La Grippe
Fr., influenza.

3.  matter
Crawford had asked if he could buy something for 20 gns.

4.  1891
Added in pencil.