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System Number: 06903
Date: 8 December [1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W892
Document Type: ADS

Dec. 8.

[butterfly signature]

Potage[2] aux huitres -
   Sole frite -
     Faisan au Choux -
      Gigot - pre salé - haricots -
        Gateau de homard -
          Cheese Cakes -
    Compote de poire -

Café -

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1.  8 December [1877]
Dated by comparison of butterfly signature, writing and paper with other menus (see #06903), confirmed by JW's purchase of sole and oysters from John S. Charles (fl. 1876-1887), fishmonger in Pimlico, London [more], on 8 December 1877 (#08849).

2.  Potage
The lavish menu, written in French, consisted of oyster soup, fried sole, pheasant with cabbage, gigot of salt-meadow lamb with haricot beans, lobster gâteau, cheese cakes, stewed pear (compote) and coffee.