NPG 1126 (3a/3b)
Letter from William Ewart Gladstone to G.F. Watts, dated 15 June 1878, arranging a sitting with the artist.
Dear Mr Watts
I returned to town to find myself overwhelmed with engagements and arrears and I am sorry to say I have no hopes of being able to make an engagement to come to you between this time and the 22d. I do not know whether you could make anything of visiting me here.
In that case, it would be manageable. If not I am afraid the matter must stand over till the pictures may return into your hands.
Please to let me have my Doctor's gown when you conveniently can. Sincerely yours
73 Hailey Ct
June 15. 78