The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11207
Date: [30 October 1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Mrs Burkett[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 8/419
Document Type: TLc


5, Norfolk Street,
Park Lane, W.

Dear Mrs. Burkett,

A cold has made it necessary for me to stay in all day - but I trust I may be enabled to get up to the studio to-morrow. In any case it will be well to have the fire lighted in the morning as Miss Birnie-Philip[3] will, I believe, come up.

Also, if Eva[4] and little Lillie[5] turn up, kindly let them stay down in the warm kitchen until they can be seen by Miss Philip.

J. McNeill Whistler.

Monday night.

'(Mrs. Burkett was the housekeeper at 8 Fitzroy St.[6])'

'[illegible] Oct. 30 [1900?]'

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1.  [30 October 1900]
This letter is mentioned in a letter to R. B. Philip on 30 October 1900 (#04780).

2.  Mrs Burkett
Mrs Burkett, JW's landlady at 8 Fitzroy Square [more].

3.  Miss Birnie-Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

4.  Eva
Eva Carrington, JW's model between 1898 and 1902 [more].

5.  Lillie
Lilian ('Lily') Pettigrew (b. 1870), artists' model [more].

6.  8 Fitzroy St.
JW's studio. These notes were added in two different hands.