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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04836
Date: 1 May 1902
Author: Rosalind Birnie Philip[1]
Place: London
Recipient: George Vanderbilt[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P476
Document Type: ALS[3]


74. Cheyne Walk.
Chelsea.
S. W.

May 1st 1902.

Dear Mr Vanderbilt.

Mr Whistler wishes me to write to you for him to say that he has not forgotten what you told him about the "Little London Sparrow"[4] and that over the you will he is sending it in a day or two, directly the varnish is dried.

[p. 2] He was sorry to hear about the finger marks on the glass of the oval and has sent over to have the pictures[5] attended to

With kindest regards to Mrs V[6] & yourself
very sincerely yours.

Rosalind Birnie Philip.


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Notes:

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

2.  George Vanderbilt
George Washington Vanderbilt (1862-1914), collector [more].

3.  ALS
The paper has a mourning border.

4.  Little London Sparrow
The Little London Sparrow (YMSM 477).

5.  pictures
JW showed Ivoire et or: Portrait de Madame Vanderbilt (YMSM 515) at the 12th Exhibition, Ouvrages de Peintures, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Objets d'Art, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1902; see also JW's related letter to W. Heinemann, #09613.

6.  Mrs V
Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt (1873-1958), née Dresser, wife of G. W. Vanderbilt [more].