System Number: 00503
Date: 10 November 1894
Author: John Caldwell
Place: Edgewood Park, PA
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C4
Document Type: ALS
[crest in laurel wreath:] THE GROLIER CLUB / FOUNDED NEW YORK 1884
29 EAST THIRTY SECOND STREET.
Post office address
U. S A
My dear Sir.
I ask a great favor of you: Will you design for me a book plate. I am fond of books - a collector of your etchings and lithographs and would like very much to please myself and honor my books by placing in them a plate designed & etched - or lithographed by the greatest art master [p. 2] of this (or any other age)
I hope you will excuse the boldness of this request, and when you favor it, kindly let the plate be not greater than the one third of this page
I would like to add that the giving to me of this pleasure will also please our mutual friend Mr. Kennedy of Wunderlich & Co
If the Whistler butterfly [p. 3] were on the plate then indeed I would have a "dainty dish to lay before the King", again asking pardon for troubling you
I am Yours faithfully
Mr J McN Whistler
110 Rue du Bache [sic]
2. book plate
JW did not carry out this commission.