Documents associated with: Blum, Robert Frederick
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System Number: 00312
Date: 8 July 1881
Author: Robert Frederick Blum
Recipient: William Connal
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B88
Document Type: ALS
July 8th 1881
[pen and ink drawing of Venetian lagoon]
Dear Mr Connal
Your letter has been to hand for some time, I am ashamed to say, but I find it next to impossible [p. 2] to do even the little writing I have to do, so on that ground you must excuse the seeming neglect.
I have been here just a week and am hard at work looking up things. Not that it [is] such hard work to find motives as it is to select, and when one does get to do any thing, curiosity, as to what might be around the corner makes one nervous. Quite a number of English artists here, Fildes & Logsdale among [p. 3] the rest. There is also a rumor afloat of Whistler coming again this summer. Nothing positive however.
Your mention of sending a draft on the National Bank of Scotland's Correspondents, is perhaps the best and hoping for the pictures safe arrival soon
R H Blum.
[p. 4] 'Mr Robert Blum'
'American Artist -'
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Written in another hand, in pencil.