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System Number: 07594
Date: [April/June 1899?][1]
Author: Rosalind Birnie Philip[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: Christine Anderson[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac.


Dear Mrs. Anderson,

Mr. Whistler received your letter of this morning and he wishes me to tell you that it is quite true that he saw Mr. Bing[4] but that he in no way led him to suppose that he (Mr. Whistler) was in any way connected with the Butterfly Company & he hopes that you have not said anything to the contrary. With regard to Webster[5], Mr. Whistler [p. 2] says that if there is any further communication to be held with their lawyers, will you put it in the hands of Mr. Webb[6] who will be better able to manage the affair.

Yours truly.

R. Birnie-Philip.

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1.  [April/June 1899?]
Dated from the reference to the Company of the Butterfly, and to Bing, who is mentioned in letters of 13 April 1899, #07590, and 1 June 1899, #07593.

2.  Rosalind Birnie Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

3.  Christine Anderson
Mrs Christine Anderson, manager of the 'Company of the Butterfly' [more]. The company was sold to sell JW's work but was not very successful.

4.  Mr. Bing
Siegfried ('Samuel') Bing (1838-1905), Paris art dealer and specialist in oriental art [more].

5.  Webster
Webster, an engraver, possibly working for the publisher, W. Heinemann.

6.  Mr. Webb
George, or William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more].