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System Number: 12221
Date: 16 March 1875
Author: Anna Matilda Whistler[1]
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 21
Document Type: MsLS

2 Lindsey House

March 16/75

My Dear Mr Rose

I sent the telegram to Mr Fox[3] but he is so great a martyr to bronkitis [sic] to venture out this weather if it is important perhaps you will send some one to him here and [p. 2] then they can be directed to him. I daresay you will be grieved to hear that I have been confined to my bed this last five weeks. J M W[4] came to Aubery [sic] House last week to finish a portrait[5] there but of course you know he does not wish it known [p. 3] from yours ever in truest friendship

Anna M Whistler

P S my love to Mrs Rose[6] I am not able to lift my head from the pillow so Lucy[7] writes for me

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1.  Anna Matilda Whistler
Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more].

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

3.  Mr Fox
Frederick Fox, frame-maker and decorator [more].

4.  J M W
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), artist [more].

5.  Aubery [sic] House last week to finish a portrait
Aubrey House, the home of William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916), banker and patron [more], at Campden Hill, Kensington. JW was working on the portrait Miss May Alexander (YMSM 127), of his daughter, Agnes Mary Alexander (1862-1950). He also carried out an interior scheme for the Alexanders; see M.487-92; Gladstone, Florence M., Aubrey House, Kensington, 1698-1920, London, 1922, pp. 5, 33, 54; Merrill, Linda, The Peacock Room: A Cultural Biography, Washington, DC, 1998, pp. 151-153.

6.  Mrs Rose
Emily Winter Rose (b. ca 1825), wife of J. A. Rose [more].

7.  Lucy
Lucy Slater (b. ca 1852) , née Manning, JW's servant at 2 Lindsey Row [more].