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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11844
Date: 20 March 1866
Author: Joanna Hiffernan[1]
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscripts Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/47/47
Document Type: ALS


14 Walham Grove[3],
Fulham,

March 20th 66

Dear Sir,

I received your note[4] and will call on you tomoro [sic] at three OClock if quiet [sic] convenient and talk about Mr Keene[5].

Very Sincerely -
Yours,

Joanna Hiffernan

Tuesday Morning

To J. Anderson Rose


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Envelope:

J.Anderson Rose Esqr
11 Salisbury Street
Strand
London
[stamp:] POSTAGE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON SW / 3 / MR20 / 66

[circular monogram on verso of clenched fist, sword and motto:] VINCERE AUT MORI[6]



Notes:

1.  Joanna Hiffernan
Joanna Hiffernan (b. ca 1843), JW's model and mistress [more].

2.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  Walham Grove
Joanna Hiffernan had been living with JW at 7 Lindsey Row. but when Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more], arrived to stay with JW in 1863, she moved to this address.

4.  note
Untraced.

5.  Mr Keene
Isaac Henry Keene, builder, landlord of 7 Lindsey Row [more].

6.  VINCERE AUT MORI
'VINCERE AUT MORI' (Lat., 'conquer or die') under a mailed arm and hand holding a dagger, is the crest and motto of the McNeills of Colonsay, to whom JW was not related. He used the crest several times at this period, see, for example, #08988.