System Number: 04379
Date: 6 January 1887
Author: Charles Morley
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P18
Document Type: ALS
PALL MALL GAZETTE
Jan. 6. 1887.
Dear Mr. Whistler,
Will this do? Please say, "yes", for we cannot think of any other introduction.
Yours very truly,
The butterflies are being manufactured.
He is referring to a rough draft (#04380) on the subject of Theodore Child (1846-1892), journalist and art critic [more], who wrote articles on JW in the Fortnightly Review and New York Sun (see Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, B.44).
Probably woodblocks of JW's butterfly signature.