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System Number: 13924
Date: [15 July 1864][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Edwin Edwards[2]
Place: Sunbury on Thames
Repository: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Document Type: ALS

7 Lindsey Row.
Old Battersea bridge

'July 15 1864'

Dear Charles Price -

Bob[3] was here last night and I got your letter[4] at the same time - It will be very jolly in you to send the boat - we shall leave Vauxhall on Saturday morning by the 10.25. train, arriving at Hampton Court at 11.5. -

Fantin[5][,] Legros[6] and I - the "other[7]" is quite on his own hook and comes not with us -

[p. 2] Will you present my compliments to Mrs Edwards[8] and ask her to forgive this sudden irruption on our part -

Ever Yours

Jim Whistler.

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Edwin Edwards Esq.
Thames Bank House.
Sunbury on Thames.
S. W
[postmark:] LON[DON] S.W / 5 / JY 15 / 64


1.  [15 July 1864]
Dated from the postmark, day of the week, and date written in another hand on p. 1.

2.  Edwin Edwards
Edwin Edwards (1823-1879), lawyer, painter and etcher [more]. It is not clear why JW addressed him as 'Charles Price', but the name appears in a series of letters from April 1862 to 1864 (#03146, #02994, #03192, #03299, #09082, #09083, #09084).

3.  Bob
Perhaps Robert Ridley, unidentified.

4.  letter

5.  Fantin
Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour (1836-1904), artist [more].

6.  Legros
Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), painter, etcher and art teacher [more].

7.  other
Probably a reference to Robert Ridley, unidentified.

8.  Mrs Edwards
Elizabeth Ruth Edwards (ca 1833 - d.1907), née Enscombe, wife of Edwin Edwards [more].