The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00725
Date: [2 April 1898][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: John James Cowan[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection
Document Type: AWS

110. Rue du Bac.

Saturday eveg

My dear Cowan -

I was so sorry to have missed the visit of yourself and Mrs Cowan[3] today - It was charming and kind of her to come and ask after me! -

Yesterday I vaguely hoped for you - and passed most of the day in bed -

But this morning I struggled up to the Studio again - and got back at dark completely tired out! and went to bed at once -

Tomorrow morning I shall present myself about 12 o'clock - Thoroughly rested - when I trust that Mrs Cowan and you will let me carry you off with me to breakfast at a charming place I know!

With kindest regards

[butterfly signature]

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[telegraph form:]

Monsieur J. J. Cowan -
Hotel Chatham.
Rue Daunou -
[postmark:] PARIS 34 / [illegible]EAU / T 3 / AVRIL / 98


1.  2 April 1898
Dated from the postmark and almanac; the letter was written on Saturday 2 April but postmarked the following day.

2.  John James Cowan
John James Cowan (1846-1936), paper manufacturer and collector [more]. See also a related letter, #00724.

3.  Mrs Cowan
Sophy Cowan (b. ca 1850), née Gillespie, wife of J. J. Cowan [more].