System Number: 04677
Date: [28 September 1896]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P317
Document Type: ALS
[crest with ship, supported by mermaids:]
G. DUCOUDERT, PROPRE.
'Sept. 28. 96.'
It is very melancholy all the same Major! -
A sea side place any how after the season is like a theatre in the day time - there is an uncanny sort of loneliness about it - -
Still the camp appears in full force tonight - all so bold! without even troubling to "live it down" outside for a day or two -
And the noise they are making! - and the giggling unashamed! -
I am sure if your Mother, who is charming, were here, she would agree with [p. 2] me in my undistorted appreciation of these immaculate people!
No event tonight! - and the handsome hero French athlete - nothing less after lifting that lady - has gone away with his perfectly dressed bride - So thats all over, and the next time they will have to give brandy on the floor if there is any more fainting -
I got up and was out early in the teeth of the wind! - Every thing looked lovely -
but the wind and the hurry! - I do wish I had come here long ago - for now there is no time, especially as these tickets are up - or will be immediately -
However I think another time you might come here with your Mother - and take a place with the servants -
Constant is excellent! I must tell you about him -
But this goes now -
So with many more things to both of you
J McN W
I suppose we get off tomorrow or next day -
How absurd staying - but the air may do me good - though I doubt it
'Sept 28 1896'à
Mademoiselle Birnie Philip.
110. Rue du Bac -
[stamp:] POSTE / 15 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] DIEPPE SEINE INFRE / 13E¦ 28 / SEPT / 96
1. 28 September 1896
The postmark confirms the date written later by the recipient on both the letter and envelope.
Written in pencil.
7. coupe Anglaise en plein!
Fr., the real English cut!