The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06936
Date: 31 October [1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W925
Document Type: ADS

Oct. 31. -

[butterfly signature]

Filets[2] de Sole Maitre d'hotel -
  Poulet en fricassé
     Mouton - pre salé -
	   Crèpes -

Café -

[p. 2] Mr Elden - Miss Franklin[3] -

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1.  31 October [1877]
Dated by comparison of butterfly signature, writing and paper with other menus, such as #06935. Whistler bought sole from John S. Charles (fl. 1876-1887), fishmonger in Pimlico, London [more], on 31 October 1877 (#08848).

2.  Filets
The menu, written in French, consisted of of filets of sole 'maitre d'hotel', chicken fricasée (literally, a medley), salt-meadow mutton, pancakes and coffee.

3.  Mr Elden - Miss Franklin
These are presumably the names of those present: Matthew Robinson Elden (1839-1885), artist [more], and Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more].