System Number: 06266
Date: [6 November 1901]
Author: William Webb
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W260
Document Type: ALS
8 Fitzroy St
My dear Miss Philip,
I have written you an official letter to show Mr Kelly or Mr Boddington . As you are already in contact with Mr B over the other matter there should be no difficulty in effecting the transfer only it must be done diplomatically - [p. 2] It is possible Mr Kelly may feel a little compunction & say he will attend to it himself, but if he does, most likely it will gradually fall into Mr Boddington's hands, especially if you make yr calls when practicable in the afternoon -
With kind regards to you & Mrs Whibley
I am Yours very sin[cere]ly
Your dispatches are very clear. No spatchcocking except however in telegram about Jeanne which was a little [Bullish?]
P. S. Better go in the afternoon with my letter & show it to Boddington
This is added at Mr Whistlers request.
You might tell Mr Boddington that
M it was to him that Mr Whistler first came & it the matter only went to Mr. Kelly because Mr Boddington was away. Before that Mr Whistler only knew Mr Boddington - You might add both sotto voce that Mr Whistler wd prefer Mr Boddington's attention to the business
He believes Mr Boddington is [really?] the head of the firm.
4. Mr Kelly
Kelly, lawyer, partner in Boddington and Kelly.
Jeanne, possibly a servant of JW in Paris.
8. P. S.
Double underlined. The first sentence of the postscript is written at the top of p. 1.