UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04781
Date: [30 November 1900[1]]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P421
Document Type: ALS[3]


Tomorrow Major I hope to see you and all the nice things you have to show me -

And very pretty it was of you today, Major, & I suppose Bunnie[4] was with you!

And Good night to you Ma'ame[5]! and to my beautiful sisters - for I am so very delightfully sleepy!!

The General -

Bring your white jacket Major, with the "black heart". -


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Envelope:

To
Miss Birnie-Philip
Dhu House -
36. Tite Street
Chelsea
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON. S. W. / 12.15.AM / NO 30 / 00


Notes:

1.  30 November 1900
Dated from postmark.

2.  Rosalind Birnie Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]. JW called her 'Major' and himself 'General'. She may have been sitting for a portrait.

3.  ALS
The envelope has a deep mourning border.

4.  Bunnie
Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].

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