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System Number: 06872
Date: 1 February [1877?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W861
Document Type: ADS[2]

Feb. 1

[butterfly signature]

Potage[3] aux huitres - à l'Americaine -
Sole frite  -
Mouton aux navets, sauce crème -
Crèpes -
				Cafè -

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1.  1 February [1877?]
Comparison with other butterfly signatures could indicate an earlier date, possibly as early as 1875. JW's account with John S. Charles (fl. 1876-1887), fishmonger in Pimlico, London [more], affirms that on 1 February 1877 Whistler bought oysters but no sole, and, on 1 February 1878, sole but no oysters (#08848).

2.  ADS
Written in ink on laid paper with partial watermark 'ORIGINAL / TURKEY MILL / KENT'.

3.  Potage
The menu, written in French, consisted of American oyster soup, fried sole, mutton with small turnips and cream sauce, pancakes, and coffee.