The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02571
Date: [22 October 1876][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Frederick Richards Leyland[2]
Place: [Liverpool]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L107
Document Type: AWd

No. 2[3]

Received your letter[4] - Shocked to find nothing in it - Will answer text by and bye. Expect from you meanwhile From you should meanwhile should have relied upon cheque[5]. Cannot affect final arrangement - Require today two hundred - Will not you send?

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1.  [22 October 1876]
Dated from F. R. Leyland to JW, 21 October 1876, #02570 to which this telegram draft appears to be a reply.

2.  Frederick Richards Leyland
Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more].

3.  No. 2
Double-underlined and written in the hand of JW, in top left-hand corner of sheet. He seems to have numbered his correspondence with Leyland concerning Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178) with a view to publication, although this did not take place.

4.  letter
See F. R. Leyland to JW, 21 October 1876, #02570.

5.  cheque
The payment for JW's work on Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178), a decorative scheme for the dining room at 49, Prince's Gate, F. R. Leyland's London home. JW had already received an initial advance payment of £250 and a further advance of £150 from Leyland (see JW to F. R. Leyland, #11866, #02574).