Documents associated with: Philip, Frances Septima
Record 11 of 12
System Number: 04816
Date: [11 October 1901]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P456
Document Type: ALS
[monogram in roundel:] WH
6, NORFOLK STREET,
PARK LANE. W.
'Oct 11. 1901'
Major my dear
You have probably received by this time the very charming & most excellent letter I wrote you this afternoon - and you will have read to the gathered family the golden West Point words that as usual, do away with the necessity of all further reflection! and so bring comfort and delight in their wise & amazing brother, to the [p. 2] beautiful sisters - and to you Ma'ame, who will be pleased to see that your own radical paper The Standard agrees with him completely!
Now Major here is Mansfield's card - which I have just found - & which reminds me of a letter to him, already fastened in its envelope, that you will find in one of the pigeon holes or little drawers of the writing desk - His name is upon the letter - but it has been waiting for the address which you can now put on - and post
I want all the little linen covered old sketch books - They are also in the writing desk - I brought one with me from the hotel - and you must have taken away one or two yourself at the same time -
Also I want you to send me Rothensteins letter of protestation and devotion! You know what I mean - I read it to you - It is you remember quite recent - This might be the first thing - registered & posted tomorrow morning -
And now I must stop writing
So Bonne nuit to you all
As I told you Payne found nobody at the studio this afternoon, & so brought back the letter - which I posted on to Tite St -
I am sure it was much better for you not [p. 3] to be making yourself miserable up in that dismal Studio on this black day -
'OCT. 11th 1901'
Miss Rosalind Birnie-Philip
36. Tite Street
[postmark:] LONDON. W / 3 / 6 PM / OC 11 / 01
1. [11 October 1901]
Dated from the postmark, and the date written in another hand on p. 1.
4. St James'
'St James' is thrice underlined.
5. West Point
In his youth JW had attended (and failed) at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
7. The Standard
A London daily newspaper.
10. sketch books
Several of these survive in the Hunterian Art Gallery; see St Petersburg Sketchbook (M.7), Sketchbook (M.1001), Sketchbook (M.1144), Sketchbook (M.1145), Sketchbook (M.1333), Sketchbook (M.1363), Sketchbook (M.1475), Sketchbook (M.1580), Sketchbook (M.1634), Sketchbook (M.1643), Sketchbook (M.1666), Sketchbook (M.1693) and Sketchbook (M.1711).
14. Bonne nuit
Fr., good night.
Payne, employee or servant of W. Heinemann.
16. 'OCT. 11th 1901'
Written in pencil in another hand.