The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04818
Date: 23 October 1901
Author: Rosalind Birnie-Philip[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Inez Addams[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P458
Document Type: ALS[3]

8. Fitzroy Street

Oct: 23rd 1901.

Dear Mrs Addams.

I am writing again a little line, to say, will you either write or wire to this address, 8 Fitzroy Street. W., when we may expect Carmen[4].

Mr Whistler supposes she will be coming by the Dieppe way and hopes she will arrive either Friday or Saturday

[p. 2] We wonder whether Mr Rossi[5] will come with her, not that we in any way desire him, and "he" thinks that you might "observe", & if you see any indication of such intention, you might let him know at once.

With kindest regards.
Very sincerely yours.

Rosalind Birnie-Philip.

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Mrs Clifford Addams.
49. Boulevard Montparnasse
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2 1/2 D
[postmark:] LONDON / [illegible] / 6 PM / OC 23 / 01
[postmark verso:] 8 PARIS 8 / DISTRIB[UTI]ON / 7 * / 24 - 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 stationery has a deep mourning border.

4.  Carmen
Carmen Rossi, model, proprietess of the Académie Carmen [more]. JW suspected that Carmen had been pilfering works from his studio and had arranged with Addams for her to be sent over to London to see him. See JW to I. Addams, #00091, #04817.

5.  Mr Rossi
Rossi, possibly a piano tuner, husband of JW's model Carmen [more].