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System Number: 02574
Date: 30 October 1876
Author: Frederick Richards Leyland[1]
Place: Liverpool
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L110
Document Type: ALS

'No. 5[2]'


30 Oct 1876

Dear Whistler,

I enclose cheque for £600 which with the £250 lent you[3] and the £150 advanced, completes the £1000 agreed to be paid you for 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. 5
Double-underlined and written in JW's hand, in pencil, in the 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.  £250 lent you
On 4 September 1875, JW received a cheque for this amount from Leyland (see JW to F. R. Leyland, #11866).

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).