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POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS. [...]
[postmark:] LIVERPOOL / TELDELIVERY / 30 JY / 91
HANDED IN AT THE Queens Road OFFICE AT 12 33 p.M., RECEIVED HERE AT .M.
TO Reply Paid Fawcett
Astonished & mortified to learn that you purchased notwithstanding my warning years ago now Jack wire Dowdeswell deliver over the whole thing to me today & I will paint you (p. 2) (2) some other picture worthy of hanging beside your real masterpieces - your own portrait or wifes if you like[.] I shall be in Liverpool next week hanging the Walker Gallery.
1. [30 July 1891]
Dated from postmark.
The name of Alfred Chapman's company is Fawcett, Preston & Co.
C. W. or one of his sons, Charles and Walter Dowdeswell, of Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, art dealers.
Page two of this document is a duplicate form as seen at page one, the only difference being that the place 'handed in at' has been given as 'Queens', the time of dispatch is blank, but the time of delivery has been added as '1 0 p.M.'. 'Fawcett' is written in the 'TO' section.
JW never painted Mrs Chapman.
8. Walker Gallery
JW was on the selection committee for 21st Autumn Exhibition of Pictures, Corporation of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1891.