The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07709
Date: [November 1901?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Elizabeth Robins Pennell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 273/6/9
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mrs. Pennell,

I send you the present "Marie"[3] to tell you how sorry I am about this evening!

But I dare not . . and the regrets too of my sister in law[4] I enclose - [p. 2] for she also is not well enough to come out at night -

But next time!

& a bientot -

[butterfly signature]

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Mrs. Joseph Pennell.
14. Buckingham Street


1.  [November 1901?]
The paper has a mourning border, indicating a date after the death of William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more]. The envelope was sent by hand and has no postmark. The reference to 'Marie' suggests the date of November 1901 (see below).

2.  Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936), née Robins, JW's biographer [more].

3.  Marie
Marie, servant of JW and R. Birnie Philip; Marie, a Belgian servant hired by JW in London, had been fired in April or May 1899.

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