The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11061
Date: [1882/1887][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 19/1823/1
Document Type: TLc


For the moment my dear Nellie I am afraid that I have mislaid your last note - and so I write just to say that if you will yourself fix the day - and send me word at once, by return, what day it is that you fix, I shall be delighted to come next week - I shall see Aleco[3] and you will tell me all the news - in return I will tell you all about the Langtry[4] - whom I have been to see this afternoon - and with whom I dined this evening.


Be sure and write tomorrow for on Sunday I expect to be overrun with people asking me to dine right and left - and I must be able to tell them on what day I am engaged to you. -

My arm is very bad

Always affectionately,

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [1882/1887]
Dated from address and reference to Lillie Langtry (see below).

2.  Helen Whistler
Helen ('Nellie') Euphrosyne Whistler (1849-1917), née Ellen Ionides, JW's sister-in-law [more].

3.  Aleco
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more].

4.  Langtry
Lillie Langtry (1853-1929), née Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, actress [more].