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System Number: 00716
Date: [21 October 1896][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: John James Cowan[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C217
Document Type: ALS[3]

'Oct 21 1896'

S. W.

My dear Cowan -

I am greatly pleased to get your letter[4]! - and shall be delighted to see you here -

Your visit to town indeed comes most à propos - And as to the picture[5] - if you give me a couple of mornings for a little further delicate lingering [p. 2] on the head, you can take away the picture with you! -

Shall we then say Thursday morning next week at 10. o'clock in the studio - for I am early at work now a days - and the ladies[6] can come on afterwards at about 3. o'clock?

With kindest regards to you etc
Very Sincerely Yours

J McNeill Whistler

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1.  [21 October 1896]
The date was inserted in Cowan's hand at the top of p. 1.

2.  John James Cowan
John James Cowan (1846-1936), paper manufacturer and collector [more].

3.  ALS
Written at right-angles to the printed address.

4.  letter

5.  ladies
Perhaps including Sophy Cowan (b. ca 1850), née Gillespie, wife of J. J. Cowan [more].

6.  picture
Arrangement in Grey and Green: Portrait of J. J. Cowan (YMSM 402), which was begun in May 1893 but never finished, although Cowan gave JW sixty sittings between 1893 and 1900.