System Number: 07001
Date: [September/October 1881]
Recipient: William McNeill Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W990
Document Type: ALS
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
If I dont manage to get round to you tomorrow I shall see you I dare say by about Wednesday or Thursday. - meanwhile I hope you and Nellie like your door - though I fancy from what I managed to draw from Emma that Nellie is a little disappointed -
I was rather proud of it myself - fancying [p. 2] that I had steered you through the dangers of what might be too startling on the one hand and dull and dreary on the other -
The name on the doorplate ought to be red - only better done than your painter has managed - in short it ought to [be] painted by the proper people who do those things -
Thank Nellie ever so much for the grapes they were lovely - and what became of them I think you will approve -
The letter is written at right-angles to the printed address. 'No 17' is written at top left in another hand.
JW had designed a colour scheme for the Whistlers' house at 28 Wimpole Street.
Emma, possibly the servant of W. McN. Whistler.