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System Number: 00907
Date: 3 July 1888
Author: Walter Dowdeswell[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D113
Document Type: ALS


DOWDESWELL & DOWDESWELLS,
FINE ART PUBLISHERS,

160, NEW BOND STREET,
LONDON, W.

July 3rd, 1888

TELEPHONE NO. 3779.

Dear Whistler.

The note has been sent on to Ingram[2] as you wished -

Don't kill him!

By the bye his address is:-
"Briarfield"
Norbiton
Surrey.

should you want to [three deleted words, illegible] know it.

Yours -
[while?]

Walter Dowdeswell.

There is to be a whole day's sale of your Etchings at Sotheby's in a few days time - The "Arthur[3] Col[lectio]n" supplemented by others from different private sources.

Is the rumour true about your "arrangement[4]"?

W. D.


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Notes:

1.  Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more].

2.  Ingram
William Ayerst Ingram (1855-1913), marine and landscape painter [more].

3.  Arthur
Thomas Glen Arthur (1858-1907), clothing merchant and textile manufacturer [more].

4.  arrangement
Possibly a reference to JW's recent engagement to Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. The Whistlers were married on 11 August. However, it may relate to JW's attempt to retain the Presidency of the Royal Society of British Artists.