System Number: 01674
Date: 26 March 1891
Recipient: James W. Paton
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G40a
Document Type: ALd
'Mar 26 '91 Copy.'
Dear Sir -
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 24 -
Will you be good enough to say Pray present my compliments to the Gentlemen of the Committee & say [deleted word, illegible] that the price of the painting in question, my portrait of Carlyle, is in absolutely perfect condition - this I have seen to myself -
(2) I have had
the fra the picture newly framed in the frame of my own design in which I trust wish it to it may always remain - (3) I will see to its immediate transportation delivery to the officials of the South Kensington Museum -
The price is, as you
should have learned from the Gentlemen of the deputation have understood, one thousand guineas - (£1050)
Will the Committee be good enough to
pay have pay that sum paid into my bankers Messrs Drummond Spring Gardens - Charing Cross - instead of sending cheque to myself - .
have the am dear Sir
Very faithfully Yrs -
2. 'Mar 26 '91 Copy.'
Written in another hand in left margin, at right angles to main text, possibly by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. The text actually looks more like a draft version than a copy.
The Museum and Galleries Committee of the Town Council of Glasgow.
This paragraph was written at the top of the page and a linedrawn to indicate the point of insertion.
7. frame of my own design
JW had designed a new frame, gold, with regular, narrow beading.