The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12780
Date: 7 October 1863
Author: William Hookham Carpenter[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Trustees of the British Museum
Place: London
Repository: British Museum, London
Call Number: Department of Prints and Drawings, Letterbook vol. 7, Reports 1861-1865
Document Type: MsLc[2]

7 Oct. 1863

Mr. Carpenter Esqr requests the sanction of the Trustees to be all[owe]d to make the foll[owin]g purchases -

From Mr. Whistler £12. 12. 0- 12 choice choice impr[ession]s of his etchings[3] in dry-point. [...]

W. H. Carpenter

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1.  William Hookham Carpenter
William Hookham Carpenter (1792-1866), Keeper of the Print Room at the British Museum [more]. JW wrote to him on 3 August (#11109) and, although Carpenter's reply has not been located, this letter confirms that Carpenter recommended the purchase of JW's etchings.

2.  MsLc
This is a copy made in a letterbook. The letter contains recomendations about the purchase of works of art by other artists, which have not been transcribed.

3.  etchings
The etchings, Old Westminster Bridge (K.39), Limehouse (K.40), Black Lion Wharf (K.42), Thames Police (K.44), Billingsgate (K.47a), Astruc, a literary man (K.53), The Forge (K.68), The Miser (K.69), Little Wapping (K.73) and Encamping (K.82), were listed in #11109.