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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07020
Date: 20 December [1895][1]
Author: William McNeill Whistler[2]
Place: London
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson[3]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1009
Document Type: ALS


17, WIMPOLE STREET,
CAVENDISH SQUARE. W.

December 20th

Dear Mr Hanson

Though I have not seen my brother for some time, I have had letters from him every now & again. The last from Lyme Regis[4], where I believe he now is. At least he returned there just recently to finish some painting.

[p. 2] He has never said anything to me of his being unwell and of course if he were I should be the first I suppose to know it. I am sure therefore that the report which has come to you is unfounded. Should I hear anything from him I will let you know.

Yours sincerely

W. McNeill Whistler.


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Envelope:

'Lyme Regis'

C. J. Hanson Esq.
11 Great Ormond Street.
W. C.
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON. W. / 7 / DE 21 / 95 / 68


Notes:

1.  20 December [1895]
Dated from the reference to JW's stay in Lyme Regis.

2.  William McNeill Whistler
William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more].

3.  Charles James Whistler Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

4.  Lyme Regis
JW had been staying with his wife Beatrix, in Lyme Regis, Dorset, for some weeks in the autumn of 1895. Beatrix was suffering from terminal cancer and returned to London in late October. JW stayed on to work on lithographs and oils, including The Little Rose of Lyme Regis (YMSM 449), and returned in December for the opening of his exhibition, Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895.