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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01803
Date: 23 January 1882
Author: Algernon Graves[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G169
Document Type: ALS


MEMORANDUM

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

LONDON, Jan 23rd 1882

TO J McN Whistler Eq

Dear Sir

As promised on Saturday I send you a copy of the document concerning Carlyle[2] - dated Sepr 30 / 78.

Yours faithfully

Algernon Graves

[p. 2] Copy
In consideration of the sum of one Hundred and Twenty pounds advanced to me today, I do hereby assign to Mr Henry Graves[3] my picture of Thomas Carlyle by Whistler as security for the same, due in two months on a bill of Exchange and bearing interest at 10% per ann
signed Charles A Howell[4]
Sepr 30 - 1878


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Notes:

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

2.  Carlyle
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137). After Graves lent JW £120 using this painting as security, he continued to borrow money. By February 1881, JW owed the firm £300 (see Graves's account, #01827).

3.  Mr Henry Graves
Henry Graves (1806-1892), print dealer and founder of H. Graves and Co. [more].

4.  Charles A Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more], was closely involved with JW's financial affairs from 1878-9, the period before and after the libel trial, Whistler v. Ruskin. On 9 September 1878, Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101) was one of two pictures deposited by Howell as security on a loan of £100 from Graves (see A. Graves to JW, #01797).