The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06651
Date: [30 November 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W645
Document Type: ALS

[sketch of dog[3]]

Cicie's[4] new dorg Winks! and I should think just the thing for that very solemn sportsman

No wonder Grove[5] was chorkling with delight over him - I never saw any thing so funny out of a Noahs Ark!

[p. 2] I thought that you would perhaps like to see a little letter I wrote to Huish[6] the other day - and indeed what I said in it a propos of the Menpes[7] interview I fancied worth preserving - I mean the general resumé of things - So I asked Huish to lend me the letter - He wrote me something quite pretty in sending it back!

When you have read the little card, reenclose it and let them post it at once -

Its all right Wink - Your own little morning blessing just came - & at this moment you will be reading my last nights plan about the pictures - All right Winkie dear - and we'll all go to the blessed America! and all is goin[g] to be[8] splendid! And the Lady Arabella[9] did not mean this at all - And not a moment more now! And dont forget Vere Street tomorrow - Off! the Red head[10]. & the mad Bus!

Be sure you tell us how you like what I wrote to Huish.

Luck[11]! love

[butterfly signature]

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Mrs J. McNeill Whistler -
8. Half Moon Street
[postmark:] LYME REGIS / A / NO30 / 95
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W. / 5.15.PM / NO30 / 95 / 10

[on reverse flap:] 6, PALL MALL,
S. W.


1.  [30 November 1895]
Dated from the postmark.

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

3.  sketch of dog
Cicie's dog, Winks (M.1449).

4.  Cicie's
Cecil Constant Philip Lawson (b. 1880), JW's nephew [more].

5.  Grove
John Grove (b. ca 1836), landlord of the Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis [more].

6.  Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more]; see JW's letter to Huish, [27 November 1895], #02976.

7.  Menpes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more].

8.  to be ... Huish
'to be ... Huish' is written in the margins on p. 2, at right angles to the main text. TheWhistlers had hoped to go to AMerica to consult doctors there, about Beatrix's illness, but she died of cancer before the journey could be arranged.

9.  Lady Arabella
A fictional character.

10.  Red head
The red-headed postman or bus driver who collected JW's daily leters to his wife.

11.  Luck ... [butterfly signature]
'Luck ... signature]' is written on the left of p. 1.