WEST KENSINGTON, W.
My dear Whistler,
do you by any chance know the address of Lillie Pettigrew, who has left me stranded in the middle of work & disappeared, for which if there were justice in England she should be boiled alive - do, if you know it pencil her address inside the enclosed envelope
& earn the gratitude
of yours truly
Dated by JW's known association with the Pettigrews (see below).
2. Edward Burne-Jones
Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898), painter and designer [more]. JW had been offended when Burne-Jones appeared as a witness for Ruskin at the Whistler v. Ruskin trial in 1878, so the friendly tone of this letter comes as rather a surprise.
3. Lillie Pettigrew
Lilian ('Lily') Pettigrew (b. 1870), artists' model [more]. She was posing to JW by 1887 (see JW's lists of his etchings, August 1887, #13233, and 21 September 1887, #12716). The names and addresses of both Rose and Lillie Pettigrew appear in JW's notebook (#13241).