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System Number: 02584
Date: [18/25 July 1877?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Frederick Richards Leyland[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L120
Document Type: ALd[3]

Dear Leyland -

I find that after themy extremely considerate letter I sent you written out of regard for simple statement answer[4] I sent to the[5] letter in which you assert in your odd an odd way that we are at variance to your letter I am still to made a means of discomfort and pain to your family[6] -

[p. 2] Dear Leyland -

Surely you may have a quarrel with me, if it so be and yet not have recourse to the miserable means of a family discour as offending your family through me -

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1.  [18/25 July 1877?]
This draft letter probably dates from shortly after F. R. Leyland's letter of 17 July 1877, in which he told JW not to meet his wife (#02585).

2.  Frederick Richards Leyland
Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more]. The quarrel arose partly over money but escalated when JW invited the press to visit Leyland's house and view his completed decoration of Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178).

3.  ALd
This is one of several drafts (see also #02583).

4.  answer
JW's reply (#02582) to Leyland's letter of 6 July 1877 (#02581).

5.  the
This word has been re-instated by means of a dotted underline.

6.  family
Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), shipowner, his wife Frances, and their children Frederick Dawson, Fanny, Florence and Elinor.