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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04724
Date: [30 October 1897][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P364
Document Type: ALS


TELEGRAMS,
DELICIOUS,
LONDON.

GARLANT'S HOTEL,
SUFFOLK STREET,
PALL MALL.

My dear Major -

I had your letter this morning - and very nice it was! I am better I fancy - and doubtless the going back will do me good -

I just wish I had not come away - for no earthly good has my being over here this time done me! - And the expense of it has been too annoying - [p. 2] not one days work - and whatever I did touch I only did harm to! -

What with nervousness & illness or depression I could of course get no nearer to the Peck[3] or any thing else -

Dont lets talk about it -

I mean to leave tomorrow morning by the 10 or 11. train - and ought to be in my room all right in time for dinner - at 7.30 or 8. -

With best wishes to you all
Affectionately

the General.


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Envelope:

'OCT. 30 1897'

à
Mademoiselle Birnie-Philip
aux soins de
Monsieur McNeill Whistler
110. Rue du Bac.
Paris -
France.
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2½d
[postmark:] CHARING CROSS / 7 PM / OC 30 / 97
[postmark on verso:] 9 PARIS 9 [DISTRIBUTION] / 1 / NOV / 97


Notes:

1.  [30 October 1897]
Dated from the postmark. The date was also written on the envelope in an unknown hand.

2.  Rosalind Birnie Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]. JW called her 'Major' and himself 'General'.

3.  Peck
Portrait of Miss Marion Peck (YMSM 439).