System Number: 10963
Date: [8 November 1892]
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: William Rothenstein
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Call Number: b MS Eng. 1148
Credit Line: Published by permission of the Houghton Library, Harvard University
Document Type: ALS
Hotel du Bon la Fontaine
Rue de Grenelle
Dear Mr Rothenstein -
We were so sorry and disappointed that we were prevented from being present on such an interesting occasion as the inauguration of your tea meetings -
You know - [p. 2] how much my husband and myself, are interested in the work you have undertaken in Paris - and we hope you will let us be present at the next -
Last night, on the Boulevard we bought an interesting work, which relates your many and dangerous experiences, in connection with your mission [p. 3] to Paris! It is called the "Parson and the Painter" and is by a person calling himself "Phil May"
We are sure if you showed it to your many friends - it would enlighten them - as to the seriousness of your work here in the Paris slums.
With kindest regards from us both -
Believe me -
Dear Mr Rothenstein
Your sincere admirer
Beatrix Whistler -
Envelope:The Rev. Will Rotenstein [sic] M A
23 - Rue Fontaine
[stamp:] POSTE / 15 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS-10 R. DU VIEUX COLOMBIER / 3E 8 / NOV / 92
1. [8 November 1892]
Dated from postmark.
4. Phil May
Philip ('Phil') William May (1864-1903), cartoonist [more]. The book referred to is Slapkins, Joseph, ['Alfred Allison'], The Parson and the Painter: their wanderings and excursions among men and women ... Illustrated by Charlie Summers-Phil May, London, . This was reprinted from the St. Stephen's Review.