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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04767
Date: 24 December 1899
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip[1]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P407
Document Type: ALS[2]


I have had the pretty cards from the high, well born, beautiful Sister[3] ladies! -

Also the exceeding elegant and exquisitely polished and polite silver present - Amazing! -

To these sweetly thoughtful [p. 2] and gracious Sisters, their affectionate and Knightly brother, greeting, sends his most noble thanks - together with his devotion - -

And begs them to place his respectful homage and admiration, at the feet of their completely handsome, and very delightful Mother[4] -

[butterfly signature]

Sunday. Dec. 24. 1899 -


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Envelope:

To
Miss Rosalind Birnie-Philip
Dhu House -
36. Tite Street.
Chelsea -
London -
Angleterre
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS-81 / R. DES CAPUCINES / 2E¦ 26 / DEC / 99


Notes:

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

2.  ALS
The stationery has a deep mourning border.

3.  Sister
Maude, Francis and probably Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].

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