The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10572
Date: [1897/1901][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: William Slocum Davenport[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: MsLc[3]



[110, RUE DU BAC.]

My dear Doctor

Do perform some little miracle - it is as easy for you! - that our poor little Bonne[4], who brings [p. 2] you this may cease to suffer - and be able to help her master -

who is always
sincerely Yours

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [1897/1901]
The visiting card had a mourning border, dating from after the death of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], in 1896.

2.  William S. Davenport
Dr William Slocum Davenport (1868-1938), JW's Paris dentist [more].

3.  MsLc
This is Prof. Carl Barbier's copy of a printed visiting card with a note written by JW; the card was exhibited in James McNeill Whistler, peintre et graveur 1834-1903: Prélude A Whistler, Centre Culturel Américain, Paris, 1961 (cat. no. 74).

4.  Bonne
Fr., maid.