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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02185
Date: 6 November 1878
Author: Charles Augustus Howell[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Algernon Graves[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H281a
Document Type: MsLc[3]


MEMORANDUM

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

LONDON,          188   

TO         

Copy

charldon House Fulham

6 Nov. 1878

Dear Graves

Please hold my portrait of Miss Corder[4] by J A McNeill Whistler in lieu of the two nocturnes[5] by the same artist - received by me

(signed) Charles A Howell

Algernon Graves Eq.


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Notes:

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

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

3.  MsLc
This copy was made on the printed notepaper of H. Graves and Co., and is not in Howell's hand. On the reverse of this sheet is #02184.

4.  portrait of Miss Corder
Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203).

5.  nocturnes
On the previous day, JW had asked Graves to deliver Nocturne in Grey and Gold (YMSM 155) to L. Ionides (#10913). It is not clear if Howell had just sold it to Ionides. There were, apparently, at least two Nocturnes of Battersea that were oscillating between Howell, JW and Graves.