System Number: 04716
Date: [11 August 1897]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P356
Document Type: ALS
Trixie never liked the Batson man - but I daresay the right to the "Faithful Shepherdess" was very little his - In any case I suppose it ought to be looked into, for from Godwin it would have gone to [p. 2] Trixie - and I suppose it would now be mine - though of course I should only see after it for Teddie -
Does Bunnie remember any thing about it? and are there any papers?
I must tell Webb about it of course but I had better know of documents so as not to be at the mercy of these "intriguants" [sic]! -
I do hope the dress came out all right - pity I hurried you - for find the abominable girl Muriel can't come until Saturday -
You forgot to put in my nice pair of black thread socks! do send them in letter or envelope! - they were by the bed - -
Send on photograph [p. 3] to Studio -
In haste as usual -
with affectionate messages to all
The General -
If the Gentle Art has not gone today - send it on to me here - for I suppose I ought to write the mans name in it myself - Also put his address inside - or his letter -
'AUG. 12. 1897'à
aux soins de
Monsieur McNeill Whistler
110. Rue du Bac
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND REVENUE / 1½d
[stamp x 2:] POSTAGE AND REVENUE / 2½d
[postmark:] CONTINENTAL / NIGHTMAIL / AU 11 / 97
[postmark on verso:] 9 PARIS 9 / (DISTRIBUTION) / 1E 12 / AOUT / 97
1. [11 August 1897]
Dated from the postmark. The date was also written, possibly by the recipient, on the envelope.
'The Pastoral Players' had performed plays at Coombe Park, the country house of Lady Archibald Campbell.
7. Faithful Shepherdess
Play by John Fletcher.
12. tres distingué
Fr., very distinguished.
14. Gentle Art
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.