System Number: 04709
Date: [15 July 1897]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P349
Document Type: ALS
I send you back the Bing things to put away again my dear Major -
Also you will find a letter from the Dulac, you know, Madame Delaughs brother, about letting workmen knock down the wall or repair or something in the studio - at the side of the stair going up to the Gallery - By the fire place I suppose and away from the work - They want my permission I understand - Read the letter Major - and tell Madame Delaugh that I consent - but will hold them responsable [sic] if they in any way trouble the work - Also that they must make every thing perfectly clean and do away with all traces of the men having been in -
All this will put off the [p. 2] cleaning you had intended with the Concierge until after the workmen, They are only to be a couple of days though -
By the way have you had any more bother with the Architect and people about the well in the kitchen at home? - And Mrs. Morgan - shall I write to her?
In reading again the letter from Monsieur Dulac, it seems to be all right and proper - Perhaps Bunnie might go with you - yes that would be right, for I suppose Madame Delaugh herself would be in the country now - Well then you might both go up and see, and say that I rely upon the great care they promise personally to take in seeing that all is correct - I mark the passage which you can point out -
The shoes have come - They do look a bit long - but dandy! I will see - Tell Bunnie not to trouble further about Walter Sickert - Webb has seen him!! Details later - Also I want to have the Indian Muslin I am always asking for - You know Major - There was still a dress & certainly a piece left to be made into dress for me - Perhaps Bunnie had it - Do find it and send over at once -
'JULY 15th 1897'à
aux soins de
Monsieur McNeill Whistler
110. Rue du Bac
[postmark:] [...] / JY 15 / 97
[postmark on verso:] PARIS 9 / (DISTRIBUTION) / 1E 16 / JUIL / 97
1. [15 July 1897]
Dated from the postmark. The same date was written in another hand on the envelope.
The stationery has a deep mourning border.
6. Madame Delaughs
Mme Delaugh, Delange or Dalangle, a servant or employee of JW and his wife in Paris.
7. Mrs. Morgan
Mrs Morgan, neighbour of JW at 110 rue du Bac.
9. Walter Sickert
Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), artist and writer on art [more]. He had been involved in a court case on 5-6 April 1897 with Joseph Pennell in which JW was called as witness (see #08482).
The letter continues in the left margin of p. 1 at right angles to the main text.