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System Number: 06703
Date: [8 October 1883][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W697
Document Type: ALS


It is all right Nellie about tomorrow isn't it - and I am sorry about giving you all this trouble - I meant to have answered instantly but you know -

Back is really bad![3] too many trees in the country -

Always

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Envelope:

Mrs William Whistler.
28 Wimpole Street
Cavendish Square.
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] CHELSEA S. W. / 2 3 / OC 8 / 83
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W. / 8 0 / OC 8 / 83


Notes:

1.  [8 October 1883]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Helen ('Nellie') Euphrosyne Whistler (1849-1917), née Ellen Ionides, JW's sister-in-law [more].

3.  back is really bad
JW mentions in a letter to Watts-Dunton that he 'came down on his back', presumably meaning he had a fall - perhaps from a horse. He may have been visiting Wortley Hall, where he painted Note in Green: Wortley (YMSM 303).