The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06265
Date: 6 November 1901
Author: William Webb[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W259
Document Type: ALS

39 New Bond St
London E. C.

6 Novr 1901

My dear Miss Philip

I am writing this, not from the office, because I wish to catch this post.

I think, as you find Mr Kelly's[3] hours of business interviews are only in the morning, and this is a case in which [p. 2] sudden interviews at any time of the business day may be necessary, it would be well to ask Mr Kelly if you may see Mr Boddington[4] on it when need arises. If Mr Kelly should feel as he probably might that our [friend?] should attend to it altogether he might prefer that Mr Boddington should take it up entirely, having of course [p. 3] the advantage of consultation with Mr Kelly on any important point. I do not see any objection to this - Probably Jeanne[5] would tell more to Mr Boddington than to you, he having the advantage of the knowledge of what transpired at yr interview with her.

Yours sincerely

William Webb

Miss Philip
110 Rue du Bac

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

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

3.  Mr Kelly's
Kelly, lawyer, partner in Boddington and Kelly. This wish to switch lawyers is reflected in JW's letter to Kelly on the same day, 6 November 1903, #00316.

4.  Mr Boddington
Oliver Eaton Bodington (1859-after 1936), barrister and author [more].

5.  Jeanne
Jeanne, possibly a servant of JW in Paris.