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Record 14 of 14
System Number: 00745
Date: 30 June 1901
Author: John James Cowan
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C246
Document Type: ALS
30th June 1901
My dear Whistler,
I surrender unconditionally and have sent the two girls to your camp, where I hope they will meet with considerate treatment!
I had been meaning to send you photographs, but I gladly send you the pictures for this may the better help you to put a stop to any wrongdoing.
I do so knowing that you will protect my interests [p. 2] as well as your own as far as you can.
I shall be curious to know if I have been in possession of stolen property or if like Dogberry you "write me down an ass" for having been taken in?
If I am in any uncertainty in the matter, the latter alternative must be more or less true!
As to the "Bridesmaid" [p. 3] I had never dreamt of anyone attempting to forge your work. I had a very short look at the picture, and it was only afterwards that the signature & a suspicion of sentiment began to shake my faith!
Let me know if I can help you further.
I have seen another head very similar to the large one - the same model
but and pose, but slightly [p. 4] different in treatment. &c.
Always Your's Sincerely
John J. Cowan
The confused and comic constable in charge of the watch in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.