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System Number: 02363
Date: 13 August 1890
Author: Alexander Ionides[1]
Place: Esher, Surrey
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler I103
Document Type: ALS


13th August 1890

My dear Jimmie

I prefer having the Valparaiso[2] picture here where we have a so much better light for it -

Please have it carefully packed & sent by Carter Patterson's[3] vans here -

Yours Sincerely

A. L. Ionides

We will instruct Carter Pattersons to call for the picture[,] please however have it carefully packed -

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1.  Alexander Ionides
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more].

2.  Valparaiso
Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (YMSM 76) had been bought by Ionides in 1889 and was sold to Sir John Day in 1892. It had been on exhibition at 105th exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1890.

3.  Patterson's
Carter Patterson, a packer or carrier ('Carter' may be a name or description).