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System Number: 06959
Date: 4 February [1878][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W948
Document Type: ADS

Feb. 4.

[butterfly signature]

Potage[2] bonne femme -
   Bifteck -
      Gateau de Homard -
         Gelée d'Oranges -

 Café -

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1.  4 February [1878]
Dated by comparison of writing and signature with other menus, and confirmed by JW's account with John S. Charles (fl. 1876-1887), fishmonger in Pimlico, London [more], where he bought lobster on 2 February 1878 (see #08848).

2.  Potage
Fr., the menu consisted of soup (literally 'good housewife's soup,' comprising leek, potato and carrot), beef steak, lobster cake, orange jelly and coffee.