System Number: 05914
Date: 18 May 1897
Author: George Washington Vanderbilt
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler V3
Document Type: ALS
May 18th 97
Dear Mr Whistler
yesterday when Sturges told me you were not in London I was greatly disappointed, both because I had looked forward [p. 2] to seeing you, venturing to hope for a Sunday afternoon visit to your studio, to make up for the visit I lost in March, and because I have a favor to ask of you. Is there a chance of your returning [p. 3] to London soon and if you do will you consider me a fit subject for a portrait? I am expecting to be here until the end of June and again in the fall. I cannot begin to tell you how much I want [p. 4] an example of your great work. I revel at present in possessing your etchings but want an oil too.
Hoping you will consider this favourably believe me with deep esteem
Written on mourning paper.