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System Number: 06079
Date: 20 August 1890
Author: Arthur Waugh[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W76
Document Type: ALS

2 Dean's Yard.

20. Aug. 90

Dear Sir:

Mr Balestier[2] cabled yesterday that he had sent off £50, as you say. Money is sent here in two ways, either cabled to Brown Shipley & Co[3], 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[4], 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[5] 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[6]" 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

Arthur Waugh.

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1.  Arthur Waugh
Arthur Waugh (1866-1943), journalist and writer, managing director of Chapman and Hall, publishers [more].

2.  Mr Balestier
Charles Wolcott Balestier (1861-1891), novelist and literary agent [more].

3.  Brown Shipley & Co

4.  Mr McClure
Probably Samuel Sidney McClure (1857-1949), journalist and publisher [more].

5.  Mr. Lovell's
John Wurtele Lovell (1852-1932), publisher [more].

6.  The Gentle Art
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.