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System Number: 02158
Date: 27 December 1877
Author: Quintin Hogg[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Sir James McGarel Hogg[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H255
Document Type: TLS[3]


23, ROOD LANE,
LONDON, E. C.

27th Dec 1877.      187   

My dear James,

A friend of mine, Mr. James Chapman[4] has asked me to give the bearere [sic] of this a Mr. Whistler a letter of introduction to you. It appears that Mr. Whistler is an artist and that it is of consequence to him to get the sanction of the Board of? [sic] Works[5] to a certain window from the construction of which he is now debarred. Mr. Whistler is sanguine of being able to explain the matter to you so as to gain your support. I hope therefore that you will be able to grant him an interview.

Yours affectionately,

Quintin Hogg


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Notes:

1.  Quintin Hogg
Quintin Hogg (1845-1903), merchant [more].

2.  Sir James McGarel Hogg
Sir James Macnaghten McGarel Hogg (1823-1890), first Baron Magheramorne [more].

3.  TLS
The address is printed in copper-plate script, and the rest of the letter typed in capital letters (transcribed in lower case), with a hand-written signature.

4.  Mr. James Chapman
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more].

5.  Board of? [sic] Works
The Metropolitan Board of Works objected to the simplicity of the facade of JW's new house and studio, the White House in Tite Street, Chelsea, designed by Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more]. They withheld the lease until additional, expensive, decorative details were added.