The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09175
Date: [February 1868/1869?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Augusta Jones[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3/34/4
Document Type: TLc

62 Gt. Russell St.


My dear Miss Jones

I am obliged to put off working[3] from you for the present - but will write to you to let you know when I am able to go on again - Meanwhile will you drop me a line to let me know how I stand upon your book and I will send a Post Office order.

Believe me, my dear Miss Gussie
with many thanks
sincerely Yours

J. A. McN. Whistler

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1.  [February 1868/1869?]
Dated from address. JW worked at the studio of Frederick Jameson in Great Russell Street for several months in 1868-1869.

2.  Augusta Jones
Augusta Maria Jones (fl. 1865), artist's model [more].

3.  working
She may have modelled for the central or right hand woman in The Three Girls (YMSM 88); the woman on the left is Tillie Gilchrist. Symphony in White, No. 3 (YMSM 61) was being touched up in 1867. The models were, as far as is known, Joanna Hiffernan (b. ca 1843), JW's model and mistress [more], and Augusta's sister, Emelie ('Milly') Eyre Jones (b. ca 1851), model, later wife of F. H. Robson [more].