System Number: 04708
Date: [5 July 1897]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P348
Document Type: ALS
Garlants Hotel -
My dear Major -
It was very pretty of you to send the flowers - and I was very pleased with the thought of me in the garden -
The dress I am sure will be very elegant - and trimmed with black will be something for me to see when I get back to you all -
Now I want you to go with Bunnie again at once to Ratiers - and ask if they can
to manage without fail to have the Eden trial put off until after the "Vacances" - Say that [p. 2] I have important work to complete with people who wish to go away - and that I rely upon them to manage this - Say that I had Monsieur Oliviers, or rather Mons Ratiers letter all right - and telegraphed in reply - But I want to be assured of this putting off - If Mons Dumont, or his successor is to manage this, let them urge him to do this - and say that I will send the cheque he speaks of - but would like this to be settled for certain -
Mrs. Morgan it appears has been in town, and is perhaps still here - I think I shall write to her about the carpets? - -
It would perhaps be a good thing to have the studio well cleaned - by the concièrge - and the shelves put in order -
The kindest messages to you all
from the greatly hurried
'JULY 5 1897'à
aux soins de
Monsieur McNeill Whistler
110. Rue du Bac
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2½d
[postmark:] LONDON [W.?] / JY 5 / 97 / 62
[postmark on verso:] PARIS 9 / (DISTRIBUTION) / 1E 6 / JUIL / 97
1. [5 July 1897]
Dated from the postmark. The date was also written in another hand on the envelope.
The stationery has a deep mourning border.
4. Garlants Hotel
JW frequently stayed at Garlants Hotel from 1896 on. His studio was at 8 Fitzroy Square.
10. Mrs. Morgan
Mrs Morgan, neighbour of JW at 110 rue du Bac.
Continued in the left margin at right angles to the main text.