System Number: 06709
Date: [16 August 1886]
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MSWhistler W703
Document Type: ALS
Dear Nellie -
The two letters came together last night - I am delighted with Willie's answer!
Really he is getting to be of the most dangerous polish and keeness [sic] ! - and medical matters in his hands are becoming quite as bright and as full of 'snap' as anything that ever appeared with the butterfly! -
More than this you know my dear Nellie, [p. 2] it is impossible to say! -
Nothing could be neater and more after my own heart than the bit about Vulgarity & Smart writing - and I am sure if Willie could have seen me chuckling over it, he would have been pleased -
I saw [Irwell?] a while ago - he was very nice to me and insisted upon my supping with him at his club in Hanover Square on my way to Cumberland - where I have been staying with "Stott of Oldham" - until I had enough of that sort of fresh air ! -
I wish I could go to you all in Homburg - what a jolly time you must be having -
Do send me Ross Winans' address in Paris - at once - in case I go there -
I fear I shall have to stay here and work - [p. 3] Write again soon - you know I always told you I like you[r] letters -
Ask Aleco if he is not going to take five tickets in the lottery - in which case tell him to send me cheque for five guineas at once, and I will send the Tickets - You can explain the case to him - he has you know five chances for pictures besides the proof of the new etching which is a beauty -
Love to both, -
'No. 26 X'Madame
Madame William Whistler
19. Kisseleff Strasse
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / TWO PENCE HALFPENNY
[postmark:] LONDON S. W. / AU 16 / 86
[postmark on verso:] HOMBURG / 17 8 / 86 [rest illegible]
1. [16 August 1886]
Dated from postmark.
4. Fenton Jones
John Fenton Jones (b. ca 1837), insurance manager.
11. No. 26
Written in top right corner in another hand.