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System Number: 02783
Date: 9 October [1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Charles Augustus Howell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 11/59/1
Document Type: ALS[3]

'1877 - 9 - October[4].'

96. Cheyne Walk -

My dear Howell -

My price for the "Carlyle[5]" with copyright, would be 1200. gs. to any one. - If however it aids you in any way, I will take a thousand pounds from you - you enter details as to payment - Will this do for you? Seven hundred [p. 2] down - and the remainder in three months - Let me hear from you soon -

Ever Yours

J A McN. Whistler

Oct. 9.

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1.  9 October [1877]
Year date provided by Howell (see below).

2.  Charles Augustus Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

3.  ALS
The letter is in the first of two albums of documents collected by Howell (see #02788).

4.  1877 - 9 - October
Written by Howell.

5.  Carlyle
Howell eventually acquired the copyright of Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137), for £80 and six proofs, and organised subscriptions for Richard Josey's mezzotint (see subscription form, July 1878, #02785).