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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04660
Date: [21 October 1889][1]
Author: JW
Place: Amsterdam
Recipient: Philippa Maude Philip[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P300
Document Type: ALS


MR. J. McNEILL WHISTLER,

21, CHEYNE WALK,
CHELSEA.

Dear Miss Maud -

I am going to make you a special request! -

You were so kind to me before, & helped me so much that I venture to again trouble you; and so I will ask you [to] look up those cuttings, if any of the books are [p. 2] still in Cheyne Walk, and whatever you can find relating to the Peacock Room[3], kindly send me here - Cut the leaves out bodily - fold them and post them in a large envelope -

Especially am I wanting a small paragraph refering [sic] to the price paid me -

Another little matter: Mrs Melhuish[4] has given up sending us the Detroit Free Press, & I am longing to see it -

Your grateful brother-in-law.

[butterfly signature]


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Envelope:

To.[5]
Miss Philippa M. Philip
Dhu House -
36 Tite Street
Chelsea Embankment -
London -
England -
[stamp torn off]
[postmark:] AMSTERDAM / 11-12V / 21 / OCT / 89


Notes:

1.  [21 October 1889]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Philippa Maude Philip
Philippa Maude Philip (1865-1915), JW's sister-in-law [more].

3.  Peacock Room
Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178).

4.  Mrs Melhuish
Mrs Melhuish, unidentified.

5.  To.
The envelope was addressed by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].