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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11011
Date: [26 July 1882][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Jane Pattison[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Private and Restricted Collection
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,[3]
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

The fates are against me I am afraid dear Mrs. Pattison - for it comes back to what I first said - some day next week - longer for me to wait than I had hoped -

However suppose we say next Tuesday or Wednesday - at about half past four or five? - I shall trouble you with very few pictures - and will give [p. 2] you a Twining[4] cup of tea if you will come - Qu'en dites vous[5]? -

Your lunch today was most perfect - the coffee amazing - and the graceful hostess most sympathetic and fascinating -

I enjoyed the afternoon most thoroughly - and shall remind you of your promise to have me again -

Meanwhile à bientôt

J McNeill Whistler

[butterfly signature]

13. Tite St. Chelsea -


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Envelope:

Mrs Pattison -
2. Hans Place
Sloane Street.
[stamp:] [illegible]
[postmark:] CHARING CROSS W. C. / 7 / JY 26 / 82


Notes:

1.  [26 July 1882]
The envelope is bound separately from the letter, but the postmark corresponds to the date '26 July 1882' written in another hand on p. 1. These are among several documents bound in an album with a drawing Whistler with his friend Mrs Patterson (M.872).

2.  Jane Pattison
Mrs Jane Patisson, a social acquaintance who posed for JW [more].

3.  BEEFSTEAK CLUB
An old-established private men's dining club. The letter is written at right angles to the printed letter-head.

4.  Twining
Richard Twining and Company were famous tea retailers.

5.  Qu'en dites vous
Fr., What do you say about it?