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System Number: 13512
Date: [20 September 1898][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler[2]
Place: London
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 255
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS


[monogram:] WH

4, WHITEHALL COURT[3],
S. W.

My dear Nellie -

I did not know how you could be getting on, as I heard nothing from you!

So that I was glad this morning to have your account of Willie[4] - and generally the state of things! -

So that[s] all right -

I am not though - quite yet - [p. 2] The doctor is going to send me away I believe by the end of the week - but I shall get round to see you before then -

Perhaps it may not have been Joe[5] that Mr Walter Heinemann[6] saw on the steamer - though the description seemed to "point" to him - -

A Mr Whistler, with his wife - spoke much of me - etc etc -

[p. 3] My love to Willie - & tell him to get on all right -

Excellent about the journey - and the letting of flat -

Always affy

J McN W


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Envelope:

To
Mrs William Whistler
6B Bickenhall Mansions
Gloucester Place
Portman Square.
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LO[NDON. W] / 12 45 PM / SP 20 /98 / S.W

[monogram on flap:] WH

[postmark on verso:] LONDON. W / [62?] / SP 20 / 98


Notes:

1.  [20 September 1898]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Helen ('Nellie') Euphrosyne Whistler (1849-1917), née Ellen Ionides, JW's sister-in-law [more].

3.  WHITEHALL COURT
Home of William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

4.  Willie
William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more].

5.  Joe
Probably Joseph Swift Whistler (1865-1905), art critic, JW's nephew [more].

6.  Walter Heinemann
Walter D. Heinemann (ca 1862-d. 1901), cousin of William Heinemann [more]. The letter is written on Heinemann's stationery, which has a mourning border. For a reference to the ship, see JW's earlier letter to H. E. Whistler, [17 December 1898], #13511.