System Number: 04743
Date: [28 October 1898]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P383
Document Type: ALS
My dear Major
I'm all right! - so that's all right -
Crossing - as usual - the duck pond - not a ripple! -
Hotel Cecil - bath and bed - with a couple of hours sleep -
British tea - and weak buttered toast and finally home again - at the Court -
[p. 2] I want you to drive over to Chapuis in the morning and say that Monsieur hopes he is getting on all right with the two ovals - and his frames - Ask when I am to have them -
Also say that I want him to put in hand at once a dozen more canvasses of the same sizes as the last - there were two measurements - he must have them on his books - say then a dozen of each - say they are for heads, and that I want them at once - Exactly like the last [p. 3] only not quite so black, as I have already told
them him -
Then you might see about the studio - I mean all the felts and backgrounds -
with kindest messages to your Mama - who is, I hope, better -
The General -
Find somewhere on the wardrobe in the bedroom - or on the table in drawing room a crumpled up letter with scrap of French newspaper stuck on - - from "[Geyes Bourgeois?]," and take care of it -
'OCT. 28th 1898'à
110. Rue du Bac
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 6d
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / ONE HALFPENNY
[postmark:] CONTINENTAL NIGHT MAIL / OC 28 / 98
[postmark on verso:] 9 PARIS 9 / DISTRIBUTION / 1E 29 / OCT / 98
1. [28 October 1898]
Dated from the postmark. The date was also written on the envelope, possibly by the recipient.
The stationery has a deep mourning border. The letter was written in pencil.
Chapuis, maker of canvases and frames [more]. Oval paintings with the Maison Chapuis stamp include A Paris Model (YMSM 458), Violet and Rose: Carmen qui rit (YMSM 506) and Harmony in Rose and Green: Carmen (YMSM 507).
Written in the left margin of p. 3 at right angles to the main text.