System Number: 07020
Date: 20 December 
Author: William McNeill Whistler
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1009
Document Type: ALS
17, WIMPOLE STREET,
CAVENDISH SQUARE. W.
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, 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.
W. McNeill Whistler.
'Lyme Regis'C. J. Hanson Esq.
11 Great Ormond Street.
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON. W. / 7 / DE 21 / 95 / 68
1. 20 December 
Dated from the reference to JW's stay in Lyme Regis.
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.