Documents associated with: Whistler, Henry
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35. Chesterton Rd
18. 3. 01.
I have heard that you are very kind to those who are in distress. Can you spare me just a few moments in which to tell me of a Benevolent Society [p. 2] and also give me a letter which may influence the Board to grant me a weekly allowance
I was 61. last January and have kept myself up to the present time, but having had a Stroke of Paralysis last December I am so weak that I need help now. [p. 3] I kept school in Lewisham till the High Class Schools ruined me and others close by. Then I went to Dulwich and kept school till the "Free Educational Act"
From there I went to New Brighton Cheshire but after trying six years had to give up.
I then came back to London. At the above address [p. 4] I have a room and for over three years have managed to earn enough by daily engagements ect. [sic] But having so little strength now, I shall be so thankful for any influence my friends will kindly give me. Your brother compared our crests & declared to my brother Walter in Brooklyn that we are cousins.
Daughter of Henry Whistler Esqr of Manor Cottage Lewisham Kent
JW was in Ajaccio, Corsica, at this date, but the letter was forwarded to him; and he asked Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more], to call on her and give her some assistance (see JW to R. B. Philip, [24 March 1901], #04800.
Walter Whistler, Brooklyn; not identified.
5. Henry Whistler
Possibly Henry (d. before 1887), brother of Rose Fuller Whistler.