System Number: 04808
Date: 3 May 
Place: [At sea]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P448
Document Type: ALS
[Rising sun motif with motto:] QUIS SEPARABIT
P. & O. STEAM NAVIGATION CO.
S. S. May 3 -
'May 6. 01.'
A great 'big ship' Major - beside which the one we came out in was a mere smack -
Good cabin & obsequious Steward with a No 2. slave to attend upon me more immediately - -
I don't know how long we are supposed to take - but will send word from Gibraltar -
Wrote yesterday -
Had your letter this morning with [p. 2] enclosure from Chapuis -
Have sent him cheque - but really! where am I to "catch on" again!
No Ionda as yet - and we are supposed to leave in three quarters of an hour - -
I don't understand about the letter you think was Carmen's - You say you send it on - but where to? -
It was not among the others given me this morning at Messrs Estrines -
I should be sorry to lose it -
Why did you not open it and enclose it in your own -
Much pleased with your visit to Webb - thats all right - I knew you would do that well -
If they have not been to Webbs, get Webb to write & say he had expected them, & let him arrange to send me the parchment for the [p. 3] Gourdiflo to sign - & send back, I suppose, for my signature -
I dont want Bailey's Hotel!! - -
What do you think of saxpenny rooms in Flood Street!? -
Mind you send me word about the Vanderbilts - but no use now -
Ronnie will I am sure manage to get it all right about the return ticket money as I explained yesterday
'May 6. 01.'To
Miss Rosalind Birnie-Philip
Dhu House -
36. Tite Street - Chelsea
London S W
[stamp:] POSTES / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] [illegible] ÉTRANGER / [illegible]
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W. / 7.30 AM / MY 6 / 01
[on flap, embossed motif with motto: ] QUIS SEPARABIT
PENNIN AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIN CO
1. 3 May 
Year dated from the postmark, and the date written by the recipient on the letter and envelope.
3. big ship
The SS Egypt sailed from Marseilles to England.
Patent medicine or tonic.
7. Messrs Estrines
JW's pet name for the Bates. Both Inez and Clifford Addams signed Indentures as JW's apprentices.
Scots, sixpenny, ie. cheap.