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System Number: 09624
Date: [7 January 1897][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: [gallery owner][2]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLfc[3]

[...] I have just received your note, and write in great haste, an immediate line to say that I know nothing whatever of a 'Servant Girl of Arran'!!

I have little doubt that it is a forgery like others of late.

Therefore certainly I can give no permission to exhibit it as my work until I see it. [...]

This document is protected by copyright.


1.  [7 January 1897]
In the publication (see below) this letter is described as dating from 'Paris, 7. Jan., 1897', this possibly being information taken from a postmark.

2.  [gallery owner]
The content of this letter indicates that it was written to either a gallery owner auctioneer or exhibiting society - it is not stated which one.

3.  PLfc
Published in an unknown sale catalogue: Glasgow University Library, Whistler PC21, p. 76 (cat. no. 1005) and described as having been signed, '2pp., oblong 8vo.', for sale at £6.6s.