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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00809
Date: [July 1888?][1]
Author: Mary H. Dawkins[2]
Place: London
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D15
Document Type: ALS


22 CHEYNE WALK
CHELSEA. S. W

Dearest Trixie

We are so delighted.

We have been at Wilcote & only saw Janey[4] last night

[M H Dawkins?]


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Notes:

1.  [July 1888?]
Dated from likely reference to JW's engagement (see note below).

2.  Mary H. Dawkins
Mary Hermione Dawkins (b. ca 1830), formerly Sartoris, later Mrs Callander [more]. From c. March 1890-July 1892, the Whistlers lived next door to the Dawkins in Cheyne Walk, at No. 21. The letter signature is very faint.

3.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

4.  delighted
Probably a reference to the recent engagement of Beatrix and JW. The wedding took place on 11 August. See also Mrs Dawkins's letter to JW, #00810.

5.  Janey
Janey Sevilla Campbell (ca 1846 - d.1923), née Callander, Lady Archibald Campbell [more], whose country house was at Wilcote, Charlbury.