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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10705
Date: [7 April 1896][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Annah B. Peck[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/41/12
Document Type: ALS


[Savoy coat of arms:] SAVOY HOTEL

SAVOY HOTEL,
VICTORIA EMBANKMENT,
LONDON.

Dear Mrs Peck -

I am delighted to know you are back again - and of course your beautiful daughter[3] with you! -

The letter from Cannes has been forwarded and has just reached me here -

This is a hurried line to catch the last post -

Do tell me how long you are going to be in Paris - and if you are coming to London - and when? -

I know that the [p. 2] Gods would interfere and give me other chances to make perfect the work that is to hand down the little American Duchess! -

But I will write further directly I hear from you -

You will be sorry to know that ever since you left - and indeed long before - my wife[4] has been ill - very ill - and we have done nothing but wander in search of health!

It is for that reason that we are in England now -

However let me hear from you - and I will make my arrangements at once for happily my wife is at last doing better and I might be able to leave her.

With my kindest regards to yourself and your daughter
Very sincerely

J McNeill Whistler.


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Envelope:

To
Mrs Peck
Hotel Royal
Avenue Friedland
Paris.
France.
[stamp x 4:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] CONTINENTAL NIGHT MAIL / AP 7 96

[on verso:] SAVOY HOTEL
VICTORIA EMBANKMENT,
LONDON.

[postmark on verso:] PARIS / DISTRIB[...] / 8 AVRIL 96


Notes:

1.  [7 April 1896]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Annah B. Peck
Annah B. Peck (b. ca 1850), patron [more].

3.  your beautiful daughter
Marion Peck (b. ca 1872), later Mrs Farquhar [more].

4.  my wife
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], was terminally ill with cancer.