Documents associated with: Balestier, Wolcott
Record 11 of 17
System Number: 06079
Date: 20 August 1890
Author: Arthur Waugh
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W76
Document Type: ALS
2 Dean's Yard.
20. Aug. 90
Mr Balestier cabled yesterday that he had sent off £50, as you say. Money is sent here in two ways, either cabled to Brown Shipley & Co, Lothbury, or posted in form of a cheque. I have had no notice from Brown, Shipley & Co of receipt of cable, which would in any case be sent to Mr McClure, requiring his signature, and he will not be in town till Saturday. But I send the cheque for £50, and will write at once to Mr Lovell's bankers, in case his account is drawn low - to tell [p. 2] them that the money is on its way. I trust, therefore, that there will be no difficulty.
You will think me very helpless - but Mr McClure has gone off with the key of an upstairs room in which the copies of "The Gentle Art" are immured. But you shall have them directly I can get into the room!
A hasty cable from New York is all I have yet heard of Balestier, whose return I expect about the 17th of September - at the latest.
This is an unsatisfactory note: but I have done my very best for you in filling up this cheque which was left blank with Mr McClure: and I hope you will understand I would do more if I could.
Yrs very faithfully
3. Brown Shipley & Co
6. The Gentle Art
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.