System Number: 05814
Date: [19/20 September 1894]
Author: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T159
Document Type: ALf
[...] to The Peacock Room,
& we were all amazingly gay. The Peacock Room when lit up is full of life & merriment even without furniture & it is simply superb.
[p. 2] [...] house.
There was no one at any of the houses all being out of town.
Mr Chapman tells us to ask £400 for Southampton Water & £500 for the Snow.
Mr Pope tells me he made a purchase from you - [caution?]!! - but I asked him [...]
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1. [19/20 September 1894]
Dated by references to sales of paintings (see below).
2. David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].
The top half of this single sheet has been torn away, leaving just the lower section of the two sides of text. It appears that there were further pages in this letter, also lost.
4. The Peacock Room
Thomson had arranged a visit to Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178) for Alfred Atmore Pope (1842-1913), manufacturer and collector [more], and family.
5. Mr Alexander
Charles Revans Alexander (d. 1871), surgeon and oculist [more].
6. Mr Ionides
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more].
7. Mr Chapman
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more].
8. Southampton Water
Nocturne in Black and Gold: Entrance to Southampton Water (YMSM 179).
Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174).
Alfred Atmore Pope (1842-1913), manufacturer and collector [more] had bought Dark Blue and Silver (YMSM 412). The Pope's also visited the Ionides' mansion.