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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01797
Date: 9 September 1878
Author: Algernon Graves[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G163
Document Type: ALS


MEMORANDUM,

FROM
HENRY GRAVES & COMPANY,
PRINTSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS,
6, PALL MALL, LONDON, S. W.

LONDON,

Sepr 9th 1878

TO J M Whistler Esq

Dear Sir

Will you kindly deliver from 96 cheyne walk the portrait of Miss Corder[2] & from the White House the portrait of Mrs Whistler & two nocturnes[3] as arranged with Mr Howell[4]

& oblige Yours faithfully

A Graves


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Notes:

1.  Algernon Graves
Algernon Graves (1845-1922), of H. Graves and Co., print dealers [more].

2.  Miss Corder
Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203) and Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101) were deposited with Messrs Graves as security for an advance of £100 (see Howell's letter to Graves on 6 November 1878, #02185).

3.  two nocturnes
These may have been Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169) and Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170). They were deposited with Graves as security for a loan of £85, which was not repaid for at least a decade, according to Graves' account as sent to JW in December 1888 (#01827). Nocturne in Grey and Gold (YMSM 155) and another Nocturne of Battersea Reach were also deposited briefly, but on 9 September Howell arranged to substitute his portrait of Rosa Corder (Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203)) for them (#02184). Messrs Graves probably lent a Nocturne to International Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1886 (see Nocturne (YMSM 171)).

4.  Mr Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].