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System Number: 06960
Date: 12 February [1878][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W949
Document Type: ADS

Feb. 12.

[butterfly signature]

Potage[2] bonne femme -
   Saumon -
     Côtelettes braisées 
        Faisan -
           Pèches -


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1.  12 February [1878]
Whistler bought mackerel from John S. Charles (fl. 1876-1887), fishmonger in Pimlico, London [more], on 12 February 1878 (#08848). Date confirmed by comparison of writing, butterfly signature with other menus.

2.  Potage
The menu, written in French, consisted of 'Potage bonne femme' (literally, 'good housewife's soup', comprising leek, potato and carrot), followed by salmon, braised cutlets, pheasant, peaches and coffee.