The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08795
Date: [8 October 1867][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Frederick Richards Leyland[2]
Place: [Liverpool]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell Whistler Collection, PWC 6B/21/13
Document Type: ALS

2 Lindsey Row -
Old Battersea bridge
Chelsea -

Dear Leyland -

Many thanks for the kind promptness with which you have answered my letter[3], and the trouble you so considerately took about the cheque - This thoughtfulness was of the greatest assistance to me -

What a jolly country house[4] yours must be - and the Gallery 30 feet high! - One [p. 2] of these days I hope to see it - - When you come to town you will doubtless look me up - and I must devise a new drink for the occasion -

Believe me
Sincerely Yours

J A Whistler -

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1.  [8 October 1867]
Dated from reference to Speke Hall and possible connection between this letter and #08793.

2.  Frederick Richards Leyland
Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more].

3.  letter
This may be JW's letter to Leyland of 5 October [1867], #08793, in which he asked for 'some more money on account' immediately; this letter has Leyland's accounting written on it.

4.  house
Speke Hall, near Liverpool.