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Record 23 of 55
System Number: 06600
Date: 25 October 
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W593
Document Type: ALS
Hotel St. Antoine. Antwerp -
21, CHEYNE WALK,
Well Chinkie! beautiful Luck Wam - I am of course in among em! - The crossing was amazing - the old mill pond business - all Obi! not a ripple - and beautiful -
Now Chinkie this must go on - and then we can be so delightfully at peace that wonderful works will come from our fingers' ends every day -
I find Maeterlinck already in a second incarnation [p. 2] of success - "quite other" from what I first knew him! - Isn't [it] funny! - I bring them all touches of the Amazing! -
Any how here he is in a palace - and giving tonight a banquet - with all that is distinguished feasting away at half past six! - What shall I do for an appetite! - He breakfasted with me - and at present I care to eat no more! - We have been to museums, and upon the whole they were rather cataloguey - you know - old second rate things with the same old names - and I am tired out - I hope though my dear Luck that you have done an Obi for tonight - and a very big one for tomorrow! That is the great day! - The "Independence" is here in person this time - The Chief himself - not "Harry"! - Tell Bunnie I opened the four leaf clover this morning to start with - There is no letter from America yet - and to think I have come without the Field & Tuur [sic] copy with the dedication to McClure Hamilton! -
[p. 3] Too bad isn't it! -
My own darling Chinkie you will have to say your little prayers for the absent Mangler - and try and miss him till he gets back - for he is already blue, as he always is when he is away from her!
However the lithograph Songs are perhaps nice - are n't they? - and it will be worth while to bring them back and show them to his own darling Wam - won't it! - Even if she has banged him much! -
[p. 4] I want to get off - and I hope tomorrow night or Tuesday I shall escape to Paris -
Goodbye my own Sweet Trix
I must rush to this dinner - it is nearly six now!
Love to all -
I have of course lots of things to say but not a minute - Write to the Helder
Mind that Webb goes with you both on Tuesday -
Mrs J. McNeill Whistler
21. Cheyne Walk
[stamp:] POSTES / 25 / BELGIQUE
[postmark:] ANVERS / 23 / OC / 10 [illegible]
1. 25 October 
Dated by postmark and reference to Maeterlinck (see below).
3. 21, CHEYNE WALK,
JW's orange embossed letterhead appears on both sheets of paper.
Maître Albert Maeterlinck, attorney in Antwerp [more]. JW was in Belgium for the lawsuit brought to stop publication of Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890.
A reception and dinner were held for JW on 25 October 1891.
Editor of L'Indépendance Belge.
9. Field & Tuur
Field and Tuer published an edition of Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890.
Hotel du Helder, Paris.