The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01870
Date: 10 April 1891
Author: James Guthrie[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G235
Document Type: ALS

[embossed:] 7, WOODSIDE PLACE,

April 10. 91.

Dear Mr. Whistler

The preliminaries to the purchase of yr: Carlyle[2] have no doubt given you a full view of the Municipal side of the transaction

This makes me wish I cd. tell you how glad the artists[3] are.

They consider it a boon to have the picture [p. 2] here - and congratulate the city on it's faultless beginning as a collector.

Believe me to be
Yrs: very truly

James Guthrie

James McNeil [sic] Whistler Esqre.
R. R.

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1.  James Guthrie
James Guthrie (1859-1930), landscape and portrait painter [more].

2.  Carlyle
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137). It had been purchased by the Corporation of Glasgow for the new city galleries.

3.  artists
Numerous artists had signed a petition in support of the purchase (see copy at #12326).