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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00367
Date: [1885/1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Florence Boughton[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B144
Document Type: ALS


Flossie

I am coming to you on condition that you come to me -

You are to bring George and your Auntie[3] to my Studio on Sunday afternoon at 4. o'clock - that I may show you the portrait of 'mon frère'[4]! -

'Amazing'! -

[butterfly signature]

Also you were delightful [p. 2] about the Peacock room[5] - I knew I could rely upon you and you did not fail me - you never do -

I am charmed with you -


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Notes:

1.  [1885/1888?]
Dated by signature, and relationship to another undated letter (#00365).

2.  Florence Boughton
Florence ('Flossie') Boughton (b.1863, m.1887), Mrs J. C. Montagu Robb [more].

3.  George and your Auntie
George Henry Boughton (1833-1905), painter [more], and probably Henrietta G. Cullen (b. ca 1847), sister of Katharine, Mrs G. H. Boughton..

4.  portrait of 'mon frère'
Portrait of Dr William McNeill Whistler (YMSM 123).

5.  Peacock room
She had probably arranged for some friend of JW's to see Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178).