The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06939
Date: 2 November [1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W928
Document Type: ADS

Nov. 2.

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Potage[2] bonne femme -
  Sôle frite, Harengs -
     Côtelettes braisées -
          Porc frais -
              Compotes de Poires -


[p. 2, drawing[3] of elevations of a roof, windows and a door]

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1.  2 November [1877]
Whistler bought the sole and herrings for this dinner from John S. Charles (fl. 1876-1887), fishmonger in Pimlico, London [more], on 2 November 1877 (#08848).

2.  Potage
The menu, written in French, consisted of 'potage bonne femme' (fr., literally, good housewife's soup), comprising leek, potato and carrot, fried sole, herrings, braised cutlets, fresh pork, stewed pears and coffee.

3.  drawing
Pencil sketch, possibly of plans for JW's house, the White House in Tite Street. It may be by Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more].