System Number: 11454
Recipient: Elizabeth Greaves
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscripts Division, Pennell Whistler Collection, PWC 9/649/3
Document Type: TLc
Dear Mrs Greaves -
Will you take pity upon a lonely bachelor - and with the young ladies, to whom present my compliments, and your sons, come and dine here tomorrow, Saturday, at 7 o'clock?
With kindest regards,
Very sincerely yours,
J. A. McN. Whistler.
The letter probably dates from after JW's mother retired to Hastings in August 1875. JW was closely involved with the Greaves family in the 1870s.
The Greaves children were Charles, Henry, Walter, Eliza, Emily, and Alice. Emily ('Eliza') Greaves (b. ca 1842), model [more]. Alice ('Tinnie') Fay Greaves (b. 1852), model [more] also posed for several paintings and drawings, including A lady standing: Tinnie Greaves (M.420).