The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06938
Date: 3 November [1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W927
Document Type: ADS[2]

Nov. 3 -

[butterfly signature]

Potage[3] aux tomates
  Sole frite
      Rissoles de homard -
       Côtelettes de Mouton
        Poulet sauce blanche
          Mince Pies -
            Pèches -

Café -

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1.  3 November [1877]
Dated by comparison of butterfly signature, writing and paper with other menus. Whistler bought sole from John S. Charles (fl. 1876-1887), fishmonger in Pimlico, London [more], on 3 November 1877 (#08848).

2.  ADS
Unusually, this was written in pencil.

3.  Potage
The menu, written in French, consisted of tomato soup, fried sole, lobster rissoles, mutton cutlets, chicken in white sauce, mince pies, peaches and coffee.