The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12202
Date: [18 September 1877[1]]
Author: Horace Jee[2]
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscripts Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/16
Document Type: MsLS

'Jee 18 Sept 1877[4]'


2 Lindsey Row

Dear Mr Rose

Jimmy Whistler is excited at my interrupting him over his work with a man bearing [p. 2] the accompanying instrument[6] - he bids me write you and you will hand it to one of your clerks -

Saying from him his Sincere friend

Horace Jee

p. p. Jas Whistler

Anderson Rose Esquire[7]

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1.  18 September 1877
Dated from J. A. Rose's endorsement.

2.  Horace Jee
Written in the hand of Horace Jee, musician, JW's occasional secretary [more], on behalf of JW.

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

4.  'Jee 18 Sept 1877'
Written in J. A. Rose's hand.

5.  '93'
Written in another hand.

6.  instrument
Perhaps a reference to a piano - Jee was an accomplished pianist and occasionally played in JW's studio (see Merrill, Linda, The Peacock Room. A Cultural Biography, New Haven and London, 1998, p. 143).

7.  Anderson Rose Esquire
Added in left margin of page one.