System Number: 06552
Date: 19 September 1872
Author: Anna McNeill Whistler
Recipient: Elfrida Elizabeth Ionides
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W545
Document Type: MsLc
2 Lindsey Houses Chelsea
Tuesday afternoon Sept 19th.
My dear Mrs Lucas
I heartily wish we could avail [sic] of your friendly invitation for Thursday, it would delight me to see your "boyie" in his nursery & then that we should have had a cosy evening with yourself & your [husband], but Jemie had already been obliged to refuse going out to dine with his old friend Mr Rose, as he says his work this week makes it impossible. I hope however before he leaves Chelsea for his engagement to resume work at Speke Hall we may be permitted to have a friendly re union in your sweet home & I shall take the liberty to propose an evening in due time if I perceive it may be realised. My son the Doctor was here at our 8 oc[loc]k dinner last night! but had to go directly after as a Telegram from a Patient made it necessary[,] his hands are very full
Interrupted by a call! Post time adieu
A. M. Whistler.
Alexander George Ionides (b. 1870), son of E. and L. Ionides; see Luke Ionides, Memories, Paris, 1925, 1996 edition (ed. Julia Ionides), p. 80.
7. Speke Hall
The home of Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more]. It was an Elizabethean mansion situated near Liverpool; see AMW to James H. Gamble, 7-10 September 1870, #06545.