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System Number: 02572
Date: 23 October 1876
Author: Frederick Richards Leyland[1]
Place: Liverpool
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L108
Document Type: ALS

'No. 3[2]'


23 Oct 1876

Dear Whistler,

I have received your telegram[3]; but I am not disposed to pay any more money until we arrive at a final arrangement in respect of the decorations[4] at Princes Gate

Yours truly

Fred. R. Leyland

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

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

3.  telegram
Original untraced. However, JW to F. R. Leyland, #02571 appears to be a draft for it.

4.  decorations
The dining room at 49, Prince's Gate, F. R. Leyland's London home. JW worked through the summer months on a decorative scheme for the room, Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178). He received an initial advance payment of £250 and a further advance of £150 from Leyland (see JW to F. R. Leyland, #11866, #02574). In his telegram (see note above), JW had asked for an additional £200.