The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02590
Date: 22 July 1877
Author: Frederick Richards Leyland [1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L125b
Document Type: ALS

49 Princes Gate

22 July 1877


I return your letter[2]. - It is an ingenious puff of the work you have done at my house and it will be useful for you to keep with the newspaper cuttings you are in the habit of carrying about with you. An advertisement of this kind is of such importance in the absence of (or in the incapacity to produce) any serious work that I feel it would be an unkindness to deprive you of the advantage of it -

Yours [truly?]

Fred R Leyland

J. M. Whistler Eq

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J. M. Whistler Eq
2 Lindsay Cottages
Old Battersea Bridge
[postmark:] LONDON - S. W / 7 / JY 23 / 77

[envelope verso:] 'Dear L -[3]
a thousand thanks, it is really too kind & nice of you to give me your permission to publish the corresp[ondence]'


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

2.  letter
Leyland's reply is written on the same sheet of paper as JW's letter (#02589).

3.  Dear L -
This incomplete draft of JW's reply was written in pencil on the back of the envelope. A full copy of his reply is dated 23 July 1877 (#02592).