UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06726
Date: [5/12 February 1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W720
Document Type: ALS


110. Rue du Bac. Paris.

My dear Nellie -

Your note[3] just came - Of course take the proof off the mount, and put it in with the lithographs nice and flat - This will make an excellent little package for the post and will I hope give you no bother -

It is very kind of you to have taken this [p. 2] trouble already -

Glad to hear business looking up - thats all right -

You say Nettie[4] has gone on her tour without seeing us - But she had the collosal impudence to call! - However orders had been given & she was told that we were out - After which, would you believe it! she wrote a note asking when she might come!! - This, I need not say, was [p. 3] left severely unnoticed - and so Mrs Stearn went on her tour "without seeing us" - & that's the end of that I should hope!

When you have the Sickerts[5] & dinner, write and tell us all about it -

What about the photographs that Mrs. Sophie[6] took in the garden? - I would like to see them - Give her our kindest remembrances & say so -

With love to all

[butterfly signature]


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Notes:

1.  [5/12 February 1894]
Dated from the sequence of letters regarding N. Carpenter (see below). This letter probably comes immediately after #06728.

2.  Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Helen ('Nellie') Euphrosyne Whistler (1849-1917), née Ellen Ionides, JW's sister-in-law [more]

3.  Your note
Untraced.

4.  Nettie
Nettie Carpenter (later Mrs Stearn), virtuoso violinist [more]. She had been involved in a divorce case; she is referred to in similar terms in #06724 and #06728.

5.  Sickerts
Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), artist and writer on art [more], and Ellen Melicent Sickert (1848-1914), née Cobden, writer [more].

6.  Mrs. Sophie
Sophia Eustratius Manuel (1853-1905), née Ionides [more].