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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04748
Date: [9 August 1899][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip[2]
Place: Pourville-sur-mer
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P388
Document Type: ALS[3]


TELEGRAMS,
DELICIOUS,
LONDON.

GARLANT'S HOTEL,
SUFFOLK STREET,
PALL MALL.

Major my dear!

Say to your Mother[4] that he misses you all a little bit more than he had arranged for! -

The Doctor is tolerably well pleased with me - but I am to go off to Holland tomorrow

I will write - at once -

Am slightly disappointed [p. 2] at not hearing from - you -

Dined last night with Mr Freer[5] at Carlton hotel - very splendid - and very new! -

All dine with me tonight - Cafe Royal -

Pennells[6] - also -

Off - now

Always affectionately

the General -

This just to catch post -


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Envelope:

à
Mademoiselle Birnie-Philip
Pavillon Madeleine
Pourville-sur-Mer,
près Dieppe
France
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / ONE HALF PENNY
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 6d
[postmark:] CONTINENTAL NIGHT MAIL / CX / AU 9 / 99
[postmark on verso:] DIEPPE / SEINE INFRE / 7E 10 / AOUT / 99


Notes:

1.  [9 August 1899]
Dated from postmark.

2.  ALS
Written in pencil.

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

4.  Mother
Frances Philip (1824-1917), née Black, JW's mother-in-law [more].

5.  Mr Freer
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more].

6.  Pennells
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926) and his wife Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936), née Robins, JW's biographers.