The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
Home > On-line Edition > Transcription/Database Record

the on-line edition

System Number: 06882
Date: 17 March [1876][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W871
Document Type: ADS[2]

March. 17

[butterfly signature]

Potage[3] bonne femme -
   Saumon, sauce Irlandaise -
Quenelles de Merlan, à la Lindsey Houses[4].
	Côtelettes de Mouton - aux concombres
			Canneton -
					Salade -
	Petits pois -
		Petite patisserie à la crème -
Café -

This document is protected by copyright.


1.  17 March [1876]
Dated by comparison of writing and butterfly signature with other menus (see #06883).

2.  ADS
Written in ink on wove paper with watermark of a crest and `Antique / Parchment / Note Paper'. The same paper is found on #06882, #06883, #06888, #06889, #06890 and #06892.

3.  Potage
The menu, written in French, consisted of potato and leek soup (literally, good housewife's soup), salmon with Irish sauce, whiting fish-cakes (a speciality of Lindsey Houses), mutton cutlets with cucumber, duckling, salad, peas, cream tartlets, and coffee. Several items on the menu are similar to those of 9 March (#06917).

4.  Lindsey Houses
JW lived in 2 Lindsey Row from 1863-1878, and often called it 'Lindsey Houses'.