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System Number: 06890
Date: 3 May [1876?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: Whistler W879
Document Type: ADS[2]


May July 3.

[Butterfly]

Potage[3] bonne femme -
  Quenelles, à la Lindsey Houses[4]
	Kramouskis de Poulet -
		Petits filets de beouf [sic], au four
			Les Asperges -
		Homard à la Provencale -
			  =
				Salade -
		 Gelée d'Orange -
			    -
			   Camembert -
Café

[p. 2] Jeckyll - Heilbuth - Tissot - Moore[5] -


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Notes:

1.  3 May [1876?]
Dated by comparison of writing and butterfly signature with other menus (see #06883).

2.  ADS
#06882, #06883, #06888, #06889, #06890 and #06892 are on similar wove paper with watermark of a crest and 'Antique / Parchment / Note Paper'.

3.  Potage
The lavish menu, written in French, consisted of leek and potato soup (literally, good housewife's soup), forcemeat balls (probably fish - the speciality of Lindsey Houses), chicken savouries, small oven baked beef fillets, asparagus, lobster Provencale, salad, orange jelly, camembert and coffee.

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

5.  Jeckyll - Heilbuth - Tissot - Moore
The guests included Jacques ('James') Joseph Tissot (1836-1902), painter and etcher [more], probably Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893), painter [more], and Thomas Jeckyll (1827-1881), architectural designer [more]; and possibly Ferdinand Heilbuth (1816-1889), genre painter [more].