System Number: 02491
Date: 25 June 1891
Author: Constance Lawson
Place: Haslemere, Surrey
Recipient: Chairman, Chelsea Public Library
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L28
Document Type: ALcS
June 25th. 1891
To the Chairman of the Committee of the Chelsea Free Library
It is a work that was very highly thought of and was reserved at the sale of my father's works by my late husband [p. 2] Cecil Lawson, the landscape painter, to be cast and given to Sir Joshua Reynolds birthplace, but by his early death this became impossible -
As I now have no further opportunity of keeping the statue I felt I should like to offer it to the Library as the latter stands on the site of my father's residence and studios (he having been the last resident [p. 3] owner of Merton Villa)
[p. 4] 'Copy To Free Library'
The letter has a mourning border.