The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01673
Date: 24 March 1891
Author: James W. Paton[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G39
Document Type: ALS

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24 March 1891

Dear Sir,

I am instructed to inform you that the Museum and Galleries Committee of the Town Council of Glasgow have resolved to purchase your picture[2], at the price, I understand, you stated to the deputation which lately waited on you in London - one thousand guineas (£1050). A condition of the purchase is that the picture shall be delivered to the Committee in good condition, in a [p. 2] frame suitable for the work, and for a public gallery. I may say I expect that the Science and Art Department will be sending from South Kensington Museum within the next three weeks a van, with a number of pictures to Glasgow, and if the picture were delivered there, I could arrange to have it brought on under the care of the officials of the Department.

Yours faithfully

J W Paton

J McNeil [sic] Whistler Esq.
Tower House
Tite St

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1.  James W. Paton
James W. Paton (1843-1921), Curator of the Glasgow Industrial Museum [more].

2.  picture
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).