System Number: 01525
Date: 9 November 1901
Author: Charles Lang Freer
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F457
Document Type: ALS
35 FERRY AVENUE.
November 9th. 1901.
Dear Miss Philip -
It was very kind indeed to write me so fully at Mr Whistler's request, and I want to thank you most heartily for your goodness -
You will be glad to know that [p. 2] two of the Cowan pictures are to be guarded, in the future, by me -
I wish that some time you would come with Mr. Whistler and see them in their new resting place - They will never again be "on the market."
With kindest regards -
Charles L Freer
Envelope:Miss R. Birnie-Philip
In care of J. McN. Whistler, Esq.
'36 tite street
[stamp:] UNITED STATES POSTAGE / 5 / FIVE CENTS
[postmark:] DETROIT, MICH. / NOV 11 / 1 30 PM / 1901
[postmark:] LONDON. W / 11.15.AM / NO 21 / 01 / 66
[postmark on verso:] NEW YORK NY FOR BCH / NOV 12 / 12 - M / 1901
[postmark on verso:] LONDON - S. W / 11 45 AM / NO 21 / 01 / 58
Merrill, Linda, With Kindest Regards. The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903, Washington and London, 1995, no. 56, pp. 153-54.
John James Cowan (1846-1936), paper manufacturer and collector [more]. He had sold The Thames in Ice (YMSM 36) and Rose and Silver: Portrait of Mrs Whibley (M.1415) to Freer; see JW's letter to Cowan, 10 November 1901, #00754.
5. 36 tite street ... chelsea
These lines of the address have been written in another hand.