The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06029
Date: [17/31 July 1903][1]
Author: Edward Arthur Walton[2]
Place: Hawick, North Berwick
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W26
Document Type: ALS

Hawick N. B.


Dear Miss Phillip [sic]

The very sad news of dear Mr Whistlers death has just reached me today.

My wife[4] and I wish to send you our deepest sympathy.

I am sure all Mr Whistlers friends must feel great sympathy with one who has been so devoted to him as you have during his sufferings and has been such a great confort [sic] to him, as he required much gentle sympathy.

I feel most keenly the very sad loss of one so great and noble - courageous always - upholding right - and never failing from the highest standard - This was not understood by all but those that knew it will ever uphold it to his memory

With kindest regards
yours very sincerely

E. A. Walton.

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1.  [17/31 July 1903]
Dated by the reference to JW's death.

2.  Edward Arthur Walton
Edward Arthur Walton (1860-1922), painter [more].

3.  Rosalind Birnie Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

4.  wife
Constance Walton (1866-1960), wife of E. A. Walton [more].