The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
Home > On-line Edition > Browse Subjects > Document Display

return to search results

Documents associated with: quarrel, (Leyland)
Record 17 of 40

System Number: 02607
Date: 17 July 1877
Author: Frederick Dawson Leyland[1]
Place: Liverpool
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L141
Document Type: ALS

'No. 15'[2]


July 17th 1877

My dear Sir -

My father[3] has this moment told me the contents of his letter to you. I sincerely hope that after my conversation with you last Friday[4], you will not again approach my mother[5] in any way. You must perceive that any quarrel of this nature that my father may have, is mine also, & I trust you will not [p. 2] force matters further, as I must tell frankly I consider myself [by?] bound to follow his lead in this affair

Yrs truly

Fred D Leyland

J M. Whistler Eq

I may also tell you that my sisters[6] are all of the same opinion, & that the present state of affairs is very uncomfortable to them

This document is protected by copyright.


1.  Frederick Dawson Leyland
Frederick Dawson Leyland (b. 1856), son of F. R. Leyland [more]. A draft of JW's reply is #02608.

2.  'No. 15'
In JW's hand, in pencil. JW's plans to publish the correspondence, which included making fair copies of it and numbering the letters in sequence, came to nothing.

3.  father
Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more]. The letter referred to is that from Leyland to JW, dated 17 July 1877 (#02585).

4.  mother
Frances Leyland (1836-1910), née Dawson [more].

5.  Friday
13 July 1877.

6.  sisters
Florence Leyland (1859-1921), later Mrs Prinsep [more], Fanny Leyland (1857-1880), later Mrs Stevenson-Hamilton [more]; and Elinor Leyland (1861-1952), later Mrs Speed [more].