System Number: 03569
Date: [December 1901/January 1902]
Recipient: Charles James Singleton
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 8/25
Document Type: ALS
7. Marlborough Street
My dear Charlie -
You see I am away again! and so I cannot be with you at dinner yet awhile - as otherwise I should have well liked - which, by the way, seems to me rather odd English for classic Bath!
Make my apologies to [p. 2] Agnes - and when I run up again, if you are not off to Ireland, I will come and stay in the nice room she so kindly had made ready for me! -
And now there is a little thing you might do for me - I want you to send your excellent man with my umbrella to Mr Robert Dicker, the old silversmiths, No. 8. Vigo Street, out of Bond Street -
They are going to put a silver plate on the handle - and expect it -
So he will only have to leave it from me -
As it is so close by, I venture to trouble thus much - and many thanks before hand -
With kindest regards to you both
J McNeill Whistler
you know my dear Charlie how I sympathize with you in this your great sorrow!
1. [December 1901/January 1902]
Dated from the address. JW spent some weeks convalescing from illness in Bath from December 1901.
The paper has a mourning border. Published in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 10 December 1923, lot 406; 11 April 1927, lot 257.