The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04817
Date: 22 October 1901
Author: Rosalind Birnie Philip[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Inez Addams[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P457
Document Type: ALS[3]

8. Fitzroy Street -

Oct. 22nd 1901.

Dear Mrs Addams.

Mr Webb[4] is of the opinion that Carmen[5] should be got over at once. Mr Whistler is asking me to write to you to beg that you and Mr Addams[6] might kindly manage to see her off. That is to say Mr Addams might get her a return ticket. But of course he supposes [p. 2] that you will send for Carmen first, and say that if she is coming to see "Monsieur" she had better do so at once, and that you will he has sent a little cheque for the journey and that you are going to take the ticket for her.

Will you kindly send him a line to let him know at what hour she is to arrive?

Miss Draughn[7] will have secured a room for her, & if she is able will meet her, and take care of her. [p. 3] In any case Carmen had better have her address, and must show the cabman the written paper enclosed, she is to ask for Miss Draughn.

The cheque can be easily changed at Munroe's, 7 Rue Scribe.

I take this occasion to say how very charming I thought your pictures[8].

With kindest regards.
Believe me.
Very sincerely yours.

Rosalind Birnie-Philip.

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Mrs Clifford Addams.
49. Boulevard Montparnasse
[stamp:] POSTAGE REVENUE / 2 d
[stamp:] POSTAGE REVENUE / 2 1/2 d
[postmark recto and verso:] TOTTENHAM COURT RD / W. / OC 22 / 01
[postmark on verso:] REGISTERED / 6.15 PM / 22 OC 01 / 5
[postmark on verso:] PARIS 8 / [DISTR]IB[UTI]ON / 7 * / [2]8 -10 / 01


1.  Rosalind Birnie Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

2.  Inez Addams
Inez Eleanor Addams (fl. 1898-1927), née Bate, painter [more].

3.  ALS
The envelope has a deep mourning border.

4.  Mr Webb
William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more].

5.  Carmen
Carmen Rossi, model, proprietess of the Académie Carmen [more]. JW suspected that Carmen had been pilfering works from his studio. See JW to I. Addams, #00091.

6.  Mr Addams
Clifford Isaac Addams (1876-1942), etcher [more].

7.  Miss Draughn
Marion Draughan, patron [more].

8.  pictures
At 3rd Exhibition, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1901.