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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00052
Date: [27 May 1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Inez Addams[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler A51-52
Document Type: ALS[3]


[monogram in roundel:] WH

5, NORFOLK STREET[4],
PARK LANE. W.

Sunday evg

I shall be delighted to see my brisk and "mobile" Apprentice - in the midst of her rapid marches - to-morrow at 5. o'clock -

Why not take a peep at the Royal Academy! - also a side glance at a certain portrait[5] of a child in red legs - the New Gallery - beside which even Miss Cecelia[6] your friend becomes mild & modest! -

Perhaps afterwards it might be not dangerous to call [p. 2] in at the Fine Art Society, Bond Street - and say that they are to show you a little head of the "Pretty Nellie Brown"[7] - also in red -

Better, upon second thought, come to me first in the morning at about 10.30! and arrange afterwards for the day -

[butterfly signature]

8. Fitzroy Street -
Fitzroy Sq


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Envelope:

To
Miss Inez Bate -
Howard Hotel
Arundel Street
Strand
[stamp:] POSTAGE & INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON W. C. / 39 / 4 AM / MY 28 / 00

[monogram on verso:] WH



Notes:

1.  [27 May 1900]
Dated from the envelope, and also from day of the week. The letter was written on Sunday but postmarked the following day.

2.  Inez Addams
Inez Eleanor Addams (fl. 1898-1927), née Bate, painter [more]. She signed her indentures as JW's apprentice.

3.  ALS
Written at right-angles to the printed address. The first half of the letter is written in ink, the second half in pencil.

4.  NORFOLK STREET
The home of William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

5.  a certain portrait
Unidentified.

6.  Miss Cecelia
Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942), artist [more].

7.  Pretty Nellie Brown
Rose and Gold: 'Pretty Nellie Brown' (YMSM 451).