Documents associated with: Bronson, Edith
Record 2 of 4
System Number: 10886
Recipient: Katherine Bronson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 14/1282-3/1
Document Type: MsLc
But of course dear and most charming Mrs Bronson! - Will you have me on Thursday this week? - and will you not also be delighted to have Waldo Story - who is staying within a stone's throw of the Bristol - 16 - Berkeley Square - I heard by chance of your arrival on Sunday - from Mrs Paget - where you were expected at lunch - and should have been yesterday to call only as is my foolish habit I am hard [p. 2] at work - but I was just writing to beg you come on Sunday next to breakfast with me, when the post brought me your kind note -
With kindest regards to yourself and Miss Edith
Always sincerely yours
J McNeill Whistler
My best remembrances to your brother and pray beg him to come with you on Sunday.
Dated from the references to Story, Paget, and Venice (see below).
The Bristol Hotel at 33 Old Burlington Street and Cork Street, London.
6. Mrs Paget
Mrs Paget, friend of Katherine Bronson.
JW worked in Venice from 1879-1880 on an etchings commission for the Fine Art Society, Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195) . The trip also resulted in numerous other works including etchings and pastels.
Her family name was DeKay, but the name of the brother has not been identified.