OLD SWAN HOUSE,
My dear Mr Whistler
Wd. £160 - - buy the 3 little pictures?
You will probably say [p. 2] quite impossible & in that case I must wait till your next little Exhibition
We are going to [Alvings?] early tomorrow till Tuesday - & Scotland Wedy night
1. 15 August 
Year dated from reference to exhibition (see below).
3. 3 little pictures
An Orange Note: Sweet Shop (YMSM 264), Note in Blue and Opal: The Sun Cloud (YMSM 271) and Harmony in Brown and Gold: Old Chelsea Church (YMSM 305). See JW's reply (#01432), which were all on exhibition in 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884.
4. We are going to
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