Documents associated with: Cowan, Sophy
Record 3 of 22
System Number: 00702
Date: [10 September 1893?]
Recipient: John James Cowan
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C203
Document Type: ALS
Rue du Bac - Paris.
Dear Mr Cowan -
I shall be quite glad to take up our sittings again - We made such head way the last time that I fancy we shall have but little trouble now -
I shall be ready for you on Wednesday or Thursday - and will let you know which by Tuesday's post. Two o'clock is our hour - and I think we had better have [p. 2] our first couple of sittings in solemn solitude! before we ask Mrs Cowan to come and look at what we have done in her absence -
With my compliments to her and kindest regards
Always sincerely Yours
J McN Whistler
1. [10 September 1893?]
Dated from day of week ('Sunday' fell on 10 September in 1893), and reference to Cowan in JW to A. Reid, dated '[10 September 1893]' (#03247). JW mentioned to Reid that Cowan was coming for a sitting, apparently on Wednesday, at two o'clock.
3. Mrs Cowan
Sophy Cowan (b. ca 1850), née Gillespie, wife of J. J. Cowan [more]. JW was probably thinking of the earlier sittings in May 1893 when Mrs Cowan read Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island aloud in the studio (see JW to J. J. Cowan, #00704). See also Cowan, John J., From 1846-1932, Edinburgh, 1933, pp. 156-57, 168-73.