Sept. 13th, 1902.
Dear Mr. Whistler:-
I feel that I cannot leave London without thanking you for the great pleasure that you gave us yesterday after-noon.
Mrs Babbott and I feel that it was one of our most delightful experiences in England -
We have only two [p. 2] regrets connected with our visit - One was that you perhaps remained too long in the studio and the other that Mr Freer appeared to us to have won more than one man's share of such beautiful things.
With regards from Mrs Babbott and myself to you and Miss Phillips [sic]
I am -
Most loyally yours,
Frank L. Babbott.
1. Frank Babbott
Frank Lusk Babbott (1854-1933), collector [more]. Babbott owned Rose and Gold: 'Pretty Nellie Brown' (YMSM 451). The Babbotts were shown Grenat et or: Le Petit Cardinal (YMSM 469), later purchased by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York lawyer, print collector [more], during their visit to the studio (H. Mansfield to JW, #04013).
3. Mrs Babbott
Lydia Richardson Babbott (1858-1901), née Pratt, wife of the collector.