The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06611
Date: [January/February 1892][1]
Author: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: London
Recipient: Jane Holme[3]
Place: [Kendal?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W605
Document Type: ALd


My dear Mrs. Holme -

Sometime ago, I wrote to you, saying that the window[5] was ready and telling you that I had been to Berkeson[6] & Gayler who told me they did not undertake that class of work, they having a specialist [p. 2] of their own, and recommending me to go to Campbell & Smiths[7][.] They said the window - would cost about £60 - To this letter I received no answer - I thought perhaps you were waiting for the answer from the Chancellor[8]. I will send you the design and then you can let me know - if [this?] are any suggestions you are quite satisfied - and then I can give it to Campbell & Smith - unless you would[9] prefer to send it to them yourself and get

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1.  [January/February 1892]
Dated by the reference to a window design (see below).

2.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

3.  Jane Holme
Mrs Jane Holme, patron of Beatrix Whistler [more].

4.  21, CHEYNE WALK,
Orange embossed letterhead.

5.  window
Beatrix Whistler designed a window to the memory of Mrs Holmes's daughter (see J. Holme to B. Whistler, 10 March 1892, #02169; and B. Whistler to J. Holme, #06612).

6.  Berkeson
Stained glass specialists and interior decorators.

7.  Campbell & Smiths
Decorators and stained glass manufacturers, who installed the window designed by Beatrix Whistler in the church of Orton in Cumbria.

8.  Chancellor
Nor identified. The window was blessed by the Bishop of Carlyle in a special ceremony (Westmoreland Gazette, 5 March 1892).

9.  would
The remaining text is written at the top of p. 1.