Document associated with: UK22 Bedford Place, Russell Square, West Chelsea
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System Number: 07552
Date: 2 October 
Recipient: James John Heywood
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H352
Document Type: MsLS
Tuesday Oct 2d
I know that my Etchings have a place in your valuable collection - & so I write to tell you that I have again taken up my Copper plates - & have just produced some Dry points - quite new - they are curiously delicate in quality & will consequently give very few impressions - Will you come & see [p. 2] them? I shall not be leaving town just yet - & will be delighted to see you in my Studio - & show you my work.
Very Faithfully Yours
J A McN. Whistler
96 Cheyne Walk
'Whistler'The Revd James John Heywood. M A
22 Bedford Place
[stamp:] POSTAGE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] CHELSEA / S. W. / 2 2 / OC 2 / 77
[postmark (on verso):] LONDON. W.C / G O / OC 2 / 77
'J [D?] Heywood'
1. 2 October 
Year date taken from postmark.
The envelope and letter, except for the signature, are written in the hand of Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more]. The letter and envelope are now affixed to a stiff piece of brown card.
4. Dry points
Etchings and drypoints sold at this time, including such recent works as Lindsey Houses (K.166), are listed in JW's ledger; see for instance, his account with C. A. Howell for 12 October to 5 November 1877 (#12735).
Written in another hand.
6. 'J [D?] Heywood'
Written on reverse of envelope, in pencil.