System Number: 07025
Date: 2 January 1897
Recipient: William McNeill Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1014
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac - Paris.
My dear Willie -
Now this is what I will do if you insist upon "sharing" -
The Goupils are to pay the other half of the price agreed upon -
I had originally asked £300 - and this it was fully understood was [p. 2] for you - That we had quite agreed upon you & I. - Therefore that sum you really must make no difficulty about -
If it be
more more pleasing that I should take whatever is over and above £300, I will go heartily with you so far - and that will be all right - So let us say no more about it -
I will divide the next incoming Goupil cheque for £200 - Sending you cheque for £100 - which you must not return - and every thing will be perfect - Sis I am sure will agree with me -
Always affectionately, & with best wishes for this New Year,
I do hope you will get out of that black London soon -
Saturday Jan. 2: 1897!
W. McNeill Whistler. Esq. M. D.
17. Wimpole Street
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] [RUE] DES CAPU[CINES] / [...] / JA [3?] / 97
[postmark on verso:] LONDON [...] / A C / JA 4 / 
The stationery has a mourning border.
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more], the manager of the Goupil Gallery, had just purchased Whistler in his Studio (YMSM 63) from Dr Whistler for £400, with JW acting as intermediary (see JW to W. McN. Whistler, #07023).