System Number: 06013
Date: 12 January 1891
Author: Edward Arthur Walton
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W10
Document Type: ALS
203 BATH STREET,
12 Jan 91.
James Macneil [sic] Whistler Esq
The enclosed is a copy of the draft of a petition which we Glasgow men wish to present to the picture purchase committee of the Corporation of this City - But first of all would you kindly let me know if your [p. 2] picture is still for sale -
If it is so I feel sure that the petition will be strongly supported by the members of the Glasgow Art Club who have considerable influence in this City. It has been my earnest hope since your picture was here in our International to present this petition and the favourable moment has arrived to do so, as the Corporation have now a [p. 3] considerable sum of money at their disposal for the purchase of pictures and have consequently formed a committee out of their own body for this purpose
Hoping you will favour me with an early reply
E. A. Walton
P. S I will be glad if you have any suggestions to make with regard to the enclosed.
E. A. W.
International Exhibition, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 1888.