Documents associated with: King, Ralph
Record 10 of 41
System Number: 06505
Date: 30 December 1858
Author: Anna Matilda Whistler
Recipient: James H. Gamble
Place: [Staten Island]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: Whistler W500
Document Type: ALS
1205 Arch St.,
Thursday Decr 30th 1858,
My dear friend
In answering a business letter to Mr King I enclose my grateful return for your consoling lines which greeted me Xmas morning. All your pious thoughts were echoes of that Comforters voice sounding ever thro my depression. I asked you to pray for faith for me that I sink not in the rough waters. Physical debility has rendered the daily X [i.e. Cross] fretting, notwithstanding I can ever say Thy will be done. When we meet face to face I will explain what else tries my faith. Pray for me that it fail not. It comforts me to know yourself & Mother [p. 2] pray for me. Now I have promised my Florida nephew a sleigh ride en omnibus to 3rd St[.] I must not keep him waiting later in the afternoon. But offered Mrs Eastwick when she was here just now, asking me where she could get good butter I would refer the question to a friend in N Y. If it will not tax your time & you can get such a tub as you were so attentive in selecting for me, she will be so glad to have it sent Express to her sons office in this city, Eastwick Brothers 221 Vine St - Sugar Refinery - for Mrs Eastwick. Bartram Hall.
[p. 3] Dont you think your Sister looks like Hope the christian? And your Mother is Charity exemplified. Love to both. Happy New Year
Your affectionate friend
A M Whistler
'Bill sent to Eastwick Mrs
221 Vine St Sugar Refinery
Jany 11. 1859'
6. Mrs Eastwick
Lydia Anne Eastwick (1810-1890), née James, married Andrew McColla Eastwick.
'221 Vine street Sugar Refinery' was the address of the sugar refiners, Charles James Eastwick (1836-1908), and Joseph Harrison (Hass) Eastwick (1834-1917), sons of Andrew M. and Lydia A. Eastwick; see McElroy's Philadelphia City Directory for 1861, Philadelphia.
8. Bartram Hall
Bartram Hall, the residence of Andrew McCalla Eastwick (1810-1879), partner in Eastwick and Harrison, locomotive manufacturers, and later in Harrison, Winans and Eastwick [more]; see AMW to JW, 15 and 16 January 1852, #06409.
Jane Wann (1822-1875), née Gamble, wife of S. Wann [more]. AMW is quoting the well-known text: 'And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.' 1 Cor. 13.1.
The note is written in another hand.