Documents associated with: King, Ralph
Record 11 of 41
System Number: 06507
Date: 22 November 1859
Author: Anna Matilda Whistler
Recipient: James H. Gamble
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: Whistler W502
Document Type: ALS
1205 Arch St
Nov 22nd 59
My dear Mr Gamble
Since receiving your letter I have been suffering so severely, that I dared not answer it though my heart prompted a friendly response. Today I must write to report my having received the tub of butter from N Y per Adams Express (perhaps in a business way I ought to add I pd Express 75cts - and if you will hand Mr Ralph King the bill for the firkin butter by the 1st Decr. he will have money of mine in his hand, not due til then. Tho I am sure he will advance the amt if preferred). I shall not need to open the butter til New Year I hope, no doubt it will be pronounced first rate! My old steady Mary McLaughlin put down a large jar of golden Oct butter, which we are enjoying now, you will be sorry my own faithfully attached Mary cannot leave Springfield to be with me, before next Spring. She writes me affectionately & our trial is mutual in the separation, but it is duty! So the other Mary is provided with a quiet home for another winter and I have a nice Protestant Irish Jane to help her two days every week & John who served us last winter has just returned to us. So harmony prevails. Donald is improving [p. 2] at school & at home, he is a comfort & aid to me. Willie is quite well and engrossed in his medical course, he would offer his love with mine were he aware of my writing you. The Express came after he went to Lecture and I wish to mail this (at our lamp post) before 1 ocl as then the city Postman makes one of his daily rounds.
I was so pleased to receive a beautiful letter dated at your Homeland a few days ago. If our dear Mrs Maxwell is yet there, will you thank her with my love. I should only transgress her rules were I to write her while my eyes are so weak and painful. My love to your dear Mother and Sister. I have twice called upon your friends Mrs & Miss McHenry, the last time, they were not at home & I scrawled on my card "all well at Homeland" they seemed so to wish to hear from Mrs Wann, they expect a visit from her I believe. When able to write my Jemie I shall be sure to send your greeting of affection to him. In haste as Donie says it is one o'clock
yours as ever in the truest friendship & love
Anna M Whistler
5. Ralph King
Ralph King (1801-1878), broker, father-in-law of W. McN. Whistler [more] and of the firm of R. King & Co, New York. He seems to have taken care of AMW's and JW's financial affairs in America.
A small wooden barrel capable of taking about nine gallons.
7. Mary McLaughlin
Mary McLaughlin, AMW's servant in Philadelphia.
Jane, AMW's servant in Philadelphia.
John, another of AMW's servants in Philadelphia.
15. Mrs & Miss McHenry
Mrs McHenry, a friend of J. H. Gamble, and her daughter, friends of the Gambles.