The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06356
Date: 7 February 1846
Author: Anna Matilda Whistler[1]
Place: St Petersburg
Recipient: Edward Maynard[2]
Place: [Washington[3]]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W352
Document Type: ALS

Doctor Maynard

Dear Sir

As I hope if God grants me a happy return to my native land to renew our acquaintance in Washington, I have selected a few trifles peculiarly Russian by way of making the name of Whistler familiar to your dear boys.

Believe me Doct Maynard will not be forgotten by mine. May the blessing of God be upon you & conduct [p. 2] you in safety & health to your wife & children[4] in the sincere expression of the regard of your obliged.Congratulations

Anna M. Whistler

St Petersburg

Feb 7th. (1846)

I am sure our Ambassador[5] as the favored one to go first to where you wish to be, ought to be ready to convey all you wish to entrust to his care for Mrs Maynard. May you find good news at Berlin to ensure the happy New Year we all heartily wish you.

[p. 4] Doct Maynard


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1.  Anna Matilda Whistler
Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more].

2.  Edward Maynard
Dr Edward Maynard (1813-1891), dentist and inventor [more].

3.  Washington
Probably Washington, DC, Edward Maynard's permanent place of residence.

4.  wife & children
Sophia Ellen Maynard, wife of Doctor Maynard, George Willoughby Maynard (b.1843), and their children.

5.  Ambassador
Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll (1789-1872), lawyer and U. S. Minister to Russia from 1846-1848 [more].

6.  ANNA
Printed from a diamond shape stamp.