Documents associated with: McEvoy, Charles A.
Record 8 of 23
System Number: 01999
Date: 25 November 1892
Author: Charles James Whistler Hanson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H100
Document Type: ALd
16 F[eatherstone]. B[uildings].
Nov. 25. 1892
Dear Mr Whistler,
The salary which I expected at Capt. McEvoy's hasn't come off
just yet - though it will undoubtedly in a little while - meantime I must beg of you to help me a until it does. Do please -
Everything looks exceedingly promising
for my future. The invention I told you of in my last letter will probably be turned into a company and the capt has promised me a post in it with a salary. You know all his available cash has been spent in perfecting his apparatus and at the present moment he is "hard up". Things however with regard to myself will I believe be arranged in a few weeks. If the company is formed (p. 2) I shall most likely get a number of shares in it in addition to the post of second engineer - the Capt. being first.
I was three weeks behind with my expenses when you so kindly sent the last money - you know I explained in a previous letter
how £3 of the I should like to get some necessary garments for the winter - those I have are worn out. So I would ask you to please send me £3 or £4 extra now I wont ask you any more to send me any more extra money. Do please send me this, likewise some more money to go on with.
I called at Dr Whistler's on the 9th. He
is was much better than he was when I saw him before.
(p. 3) I am sorry the Duke of Marlborough died
without you pa before you painted his portrait. If he could only have stayed a little longer he would have lived through the ages.
I am mighty glad you bought those pictures from Dr Cavafy instead of Goupil. I don't believe in the middleman in art.
I saw in the Pall Mall of the 23 inst. that you had sold the "Falling Rocket" for £800 to an "American friend". I hope its true.
I should so much
like to have value a letter from you - though I hear know you are awfully busy.
5. 'Falling Rocket'
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170). JW sold it to Samuel Untermyer (1858-1940), lawyer, capitalist and philanthropist [more], of New York in October 1892 for £840.
7. middleman in art
'I am ... middleman in art' inserted here from foot of p. 3.