LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING OFFICE,
21, WELLINGTON STREET, STRAND, W. C.
Decr 7 1891
Dear Mr Whistler
I send by bearer two pulls of the rag shop, (not "Chelsea" rags but Drury Lane rags!). It is rather bare and thin at present from not having been printed for some time since, in the re-transferring, it will doubtless come fuller and richer. We will have the letterpress added as close to the top right-hand edge as [p. 2] possible. Will you please say whether the drawing is rightly placed on the sheet? this is the paper and size to be used in the large number.
I also send you an impression from my lithograph of "The Mother".
With kind regards
Yours very sincerely
Tom. R. Way.
J. McN Whistler Esqre
Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, p. 45, no. 22.