System Number: 07081
Date: 6 April 1867
Author: Thomas Winans
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1070
Document Type: ALS
April 6th 67
Mr James Whistler
My dear Jemmy
I have been so busy lately with the ship, that I have put off from day to day answering about your pictures, I now write to say that I am not collecting pictures to any extent, and in the unsettled state in which I am living, would not know what disposition to make of so many pictures if I had them, some time on, when I have a little more leisure, I will select one of the sea pieces, which pleases me the most, and in the mean time send you a check for £200-0-0 as a loan from which the picture that I select may be deducted, Please acknowledge rec[ei]pt if satisfactory,
Yours vy truly
See Scharf, J. Thomas, A History of Baltimore City and County, 2 vols, vol. 1, (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co.), 1971.
4. sea pieces
These may have included seascapes painted in Valparaiso, Chile, the previous year, such as The Morning after the Revolution, Valparaiso (YMSM 75) and Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (YMSM 76).
5. Micellaneous ... R L.
Written at an angle, probably in JW's hand, at top of sheet.
Pugh, possibly a patron of JW.
Sandby, possibly a patron of JW.