The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06562
Date: [25 January 1878][1]
Author: Anna Matilda Whistler[2]
Place: Hastings
Recipient: Charles W. McNeill[3]
Place: Florida
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W555
Document Type: ALS


I am gaining strength gradually & thankfully & hope by the mercy in the Lords help, to answer your letter next month[4]. This is my 2nd Post Card, to relieve your suspense & with it goes, by Saturday 25th mail a small weekly Sunday School Paper a New Years, with love to Jamie[5] boy, I hope your Mother[6] received a Paper from me of 22nd November date, as a token of my sympathy, it will encourage me to send "The Christian[7]" occasionally, if I hear she welcomed it. It has such an extensive circulation! & I read in it all the information I seek of the wonderful works in this remarkable ere [sic, era] of fulfillment of prophecy. Respond by Post Card how are you all at home - love to your Mother & Ellen[8] from

Aunt Anna.

43[9] St Marys Terrace
Hastings, England

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Charles W MacNeill Esq
Charleville, Duval County
East Florida
United States of North America.
[pre-printed stamp:] ONE PENNY / FARTHING
[postmark:] HASTINGS / C / JA 25 / 78


1.  [25 January 1878]
Dated from postmark.

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

3.  Charles W. McNeill
Charles W. McNeill (b. 1847), JW's cousin [more].

4.  answer your letter next month
AMW wrote a letter to C. W. McNeill, on 11, 12 and 14 February 1878, #06563.

5.  Jamie
James Bolton McNeill (b. 1860), JW's cousin [more].

6.  Mother
Elizabeth McNeill, née Coffee, wife of AMW's brother, C. J. McNeill.

7.  The Christian
Probably The Christian Spectator, London, 1871-1876. Its subject was missions; see #06560.

8.  Ellen
Ellen M. McNeill, daughter of E. and C. J. McNeill.

9.  43
'43 ... England' written on the lower right of postcard.