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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01808
Date: 21 September 1882
Author: Algernon Graves[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G174
Document Type: ALS


MEMORANDUM

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

LONDON, Sepr 21 1882

TO J McN. Whistler Eq

Dear Sir

My father[2] has one or two heavy payments to make and he would be glad if you could make another payment of Fifty pounds[3]. - it will be a great convenience to him

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

3.  Fifty pounds
This may relate to Graves' request in another letter (#01805) that JW make a further payment on a loan secured several years earlier on Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137). On 30 September 1878, Graves lent JW £120 (see A. Graves to JW, #01803). By 1881, JW owed the firm £300, a debt he reduced on 9 February with the payment of £50 towards the repurchase of the picture (see receipt, #01801). Graves had probably not received any further payment since then.