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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]

Liverpool

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


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Notes:

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].