Documents associated with: Cowan, Sophy
Record 8 of 22
System Number: 00709
Date: [14 March 1895]
Recipient: John James Cowan
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C210
Document Type: ALS
'14 Mar 1895.'
My dear Mr. Cowan -
I have been, as I am sure you will have divined, in the front of the battle ever since I heard from you - or you would have long ago have [sic] received the assurance of the very great pleasure your most kind and sympathetic letter gave me -
The war is by no means over - but I wish to keep you quite posted and so, at the risk of your having already seen them, send you enclosed cuttings -
My wife with her sister has been staying in the south of England that she might benefit by the warmer sea air - and I trust soon that she may be strong enough to come back to Paris - Meanwhile it is perhaps well [p. 2] that she is away from the din of all this close fighting! -
You are of course quite right about the protection of the picture - and I will at once attend to it and send you the document -
With my kindest regards to Mrs. Cowan and yourself, believe me
Always sincerely yours
J McN. Whistler
2. [14 March 1895]
Date inserted in Cowan's hand at top of p. 1.
Written at right-angles to printed address.
7. My wife with her sister
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more] and Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more]. Beatrix Whistler was ill with cervical cancer.