The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01103
Date: 6 August 1879
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F34
Document Type: ALS

148, NEW BOND ST. W.

6. Aug 1879.

Dear Mr Whistler

The price of the Battersea[2] was to be the same as the Putney[3] namely eighty guineas - & I understood it to be a commission -

However the plates [sic] a good one & I dont want you to grumble at us as being people who beat you down & so I will get you a check for one hundred pounds tomorrow. [p. 2] [B]ut[4] we must have all the proofs[5] save two & you must engage not to sell any -

There is a board [meeting] today at which I can get you a check for the £124. 13. 6 if you will let me have know by five o'clock - & you[6] shall have it without fail tomorrow when you call -

Faith[full]y yours

Marcus B. Huish

J. McN. Whistler Esq

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1.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].

2.  Battersea
Old Battersea Bridge (K.177) was published by the Fine Art Society in 1879.

3.  Putney
Old Putney Bridge (K.178).

4.  [B]ut
The top corners of this letter have been burned slightly, with minor loss of text.

5.  proofs
JW had offered 40 to 50 proofs of Old Battersea Bridge to the Society (see JW to E. G. Brown, #01102). See also M. B. Huish to JW, #01098, #01099, #01100; JW to M. B. Huish, #01101.

6.  & you ... you call
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