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System Number: 11133
Date: 22 February 1882[1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Mary Montgomerie Singleton[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLfc[3]


[22nd February 1882]

Do persuade Lady Violet Greville[4] to come with you to our little breakfast next Sunday.

You are both so charming and gracious that I have faith in you succeeding and believe that she will forgive my not being able to find her new address.

[J. McN. Whistler]

[butterfly signature]

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Mrs Singleton


1.  22 February 1882
The date is that given in the sales catalogue (see below).

2.  Mary Montgomerie Singleton
The most likely recipient is Mary Montgomerie Lamb (1843-1905), pseudonym 'Violet Fane', writer [more].

3.  PLfc
The original has not been located. This incomplete text was published in Maggs sale catalogue no. 411, London, autumn 1921, lot 2445; described as an ALS, '2 pp., oblong 8vo. [...] With addressed envelope. £6 10s' (the details of the envelope were not published).

4.  Lady Violet Greville
Lady Beatrice Violet Graham Greville (1842-1932), writer [more].