System Number: 07077
Date: [23 April 1855]
Author: Thomas Winans
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1066
Document Type: ALS
You have been long enough in Washington - I have no doubt but that your chances are better in New York - bring on your Easel & brushes & I will find you a face to paint here, that, will ease your pocket & give you practice - & perhaps fame - dont waste your time there any longer - your Ma is spending a few days with us[.] I shall expect to see you on Thursday -
1. [23 April 1855]
Probably to be dated from 'Monday', which fell on the 23 April 1855. On the following day Anna Whistler wrote to JW regarding Thomas Winans' invitation (#06459). JW's reply has not been located.
JW may have worked in a studio in Washington after leaving the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in February 1855.
He is suggesting that JW spends a few days at Alexandroffsky, his luxurious villa in Baltimore, en route for New York.