The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02586
Date: [18/22 July 1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Frederick Richards Leyland[2]
Place: [Liverpool]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L122
Document Type: ALd

I have had no time to write - and am really fatigued with the whole thing - Your letters are very bad form very too absurd - with the "Sir" of your of the invoice and the "Yours truly" that you could not escape! You pall upon me and you seem to me as Carlyle[3] says to be rapidly developing a capacity for becoming a bore -

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1.  [18/22 July 1877]
This is one of several drafts (#02586, #02587, #02588) of JW's reply to a letter from Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more], dated 17 July 1877 (#02585).

2.  Frederick Richards Leyland
Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more].

3.  Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), historian and philosopher [more].