Documents associated with: France
Record 9 of 17
System Number: 11053
Date: [20 August 1897]
Recipient: Louise Kinsella
Place: Vétheuil, Seine et Oise
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler K40
Document Type: ALS
Dear Miss Kinsella -
Every thing is most excellent! - and it is perfect that you should rest and enjoy the fine weather over in la belle France - Do not hurry over here yet - I am a bit tired - and may run accross [sic] for a few days to Etretat, where [p. 2] are my Sister-in-law and her Mother -
I have been doing rather well for me! in my work - Also you will be amused I fancy to hear that I have been waving aloft the American flag!! -
I may perhaps send you something to read - but I must wait to see if the enemy runs me through! -
I shall write if I may when things are ready -
With kindest regards & many messages to you all
J McNeill Whistler
8. Fitzroy Street. Fitzroy Square
Mademoiselle Louise Kinsella
Seine et Oise
[postmark:] LO[NDON] W / 7.15.PM / [A]U20 / 97
[postmark:] CALAIS A PARIS [22?] / D / 21 / AOUT / 97
[postmark on verso:] VETHEUIL / SEINE ET OISE / 1E 22 / AOUT / 97
1. [20 August 1897]
Dated from the postmark.
The stationery has a deep mourning border.
Seaside town on the northern coast of France.
7. American flag
This is a reference to a letter: Whistler, James McNeill, 'Britain and the United States,' The Morning Post, 18 August 1897 (#09324; also see #09909).