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System Number: 02579
Date: [9 or 16 February 1877?][1]
Author: Frederick Richards Leyland[2]
Place: [Liverpool]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L115
Document Type: ALS

'No. 9[3]'

[embossed monogram:] 'FRL'


Dear Whistler,

The housemaid tells me that the number of persons calling to see the dining room[4] interferes with her greatly in getting the house ready -

There is so little time now left before we come up, that [p. 2] I must ask you to refuse any further applications to view the room.

Yours truly

Fred R Leyland

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1.  [9 or 16 February 1877?]
Both 9 and 16 February 1877 were Fridays, and it was on these days JW held private and press views of Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178) (see #09604, #02847 and #01734).

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

3.  No. 9
Double-underlined and written in JW's hand, in the top left-hand corner of sheet. He seems to have numbered his correspondence with Leyland over Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178) with a view to publication, although this did not take place.

4.  dining room
Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178), JW's decorative scheme for the dining room of Leyland's London house.