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System Number: 12702
Date: June 1886
Author: Rimell and Allsop
Place: London
Recipient: Walter Dowdeswell[1]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: PD/Ms


LONDON, W.

June 1886

Walter Dowdeswell Esqre

BOUGHT OF RIMELL & ALLSOP,
MANY YEARS WITH
ALFRED WEBB MILES & COMPY.
TAILORS & TROUSERS MAKERS.

54, NEW BOND STREET,
9 DOORS SOUTH OF BROOK STREET,

LADIES' RIDING HABITS, & C.

YOUNG GENTLEMENS' CLOTHES

SPECIALITÉ FOR SERVANTS LIVERIES.
A REGISTER KEPT OF LIVERY SERVANTS REQUIRING SITUATIONS.
TERMS:- CASH ON OR BEFORE DELIVERY.

1886
March 9  pair Fancy Black Angola Trousers     1  1  "
                   extra pockets                 2  "
May 21   Black [Admiral?] Anglesea Suit          3  3  "
                extra pockets to Trousers        2
         White Imperial Drill Vest              12  6
               For Hall Porter 
.x.
March 22 Yellow Cashmere Vest.                  16  .
        .x.                       £ 5 16  6

'x. For[2] Cox's uniform for Whistlers arrangement in Brown & Gold'


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Notes:

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

2.  PD/Ms
This relates to JW's exhibition 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886. JW required that the dress of the attendants and waitresses should harmonise with the brown and gold decorative scheme that he had devised for the gallery. See description in the Truth, 6 May 1886.

3.  x. For
Remainder of text in JW's hand.