The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07984
Date: 15 April 1898
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Bernadine Hall[1]
Place: Passy
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/41/2
Document Type: ALS[2]

Dear Miss Hall -

I have been more or less ill ever since I wrote to you - and at the present moment am very little better! -

It is a pleasure to hear that you are feeling strong again - and [p. 2] I shall be glad to see you in the studio that we may work at this little picture - but I must get a little better -

I will let you know -

Meanwhile I find your cheque[3] that I have meant all this while to give again into your keeping - cela porte bonheur[4], as we agreed! - So I enclose it now - Let me know that it reaches you safely - I have had such accidents with the post -

with kindest regards
Very Sincerely Yours

J McNeill Whistler

110. Rue du Bac.

15. April. 1898 -

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[registered letter:] Recommandée[5]

Mademoiselle Bernadine Hall -
11. Villa Souchier -
Rue Eugene Delacroix
[postmarks x 2:] PARIS - 80 / R. DU BAC / 4E 17 / AVRIL / 98
[postmark (verso):] PARIS 70 / PL. POSSOZ / 6E / 17 AVRIL / 98


1.  Bernadine Hall
Bernardine D. B. Hall, of Burton Park, south of Petworth [more].

2.  ALS
Deep mourning border.

3.  Recommandée
Triple underlined.

4.  cheque
The cheque for Miss Hall's picture. However, the portrait was never painted, or at least, never completed; see also #07982.

5.  cela porte bonheur
Fr., that will bring happiness.