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System Number: 02120
Date: 10 May 1900
Author: Robert R. Hemphill[1]
Place: Abbeville, South Carolina
Recipient: JW
Place: [London][2]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H221
Document Type: ALS


ROBERT R. HEMPHILL }
MISS MARY I HEMPHILL} EDITORS

HEMPHILL & HEMPHILL,
PROPRIETORS.

THE ABBEVILLE MEDIUM.
$2.00 PER ANNUM IN ADVANCE

ABBEVILLE, S. C.,

May 10th 1900.

J. McNeill Whistler, Esq.,
Paris, France.

Dear Sir:

I mail you today under another cover two copies of my newspaper in which you will find a "Memorial Sketch" of your lamented brother William[3] who was my friend and comrade in Gen. Lee's[4] army. There may be some inaccuracies in it but nothing material I trust. What I say expresses my high regard for him and also the esteem in which his comrades held him.

Some of the facts I got (p. 2)[5] from his cousin Mrs. Genl. Clinch[6] who is now in Walterboro, South Carolina with her grandson. She is more than 80 years of age and has suffered for months from a broken thigh.

It must be gratifying to you to know in what high regard your brother was held.

Yrs truly

Robert R. Hemphill


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Notes:

1.  Robert R. Hemphill
Robert R. Hemphill (b. ca 1840), sergeant in W. McN. Whistler's unit (Orr's Rifles) in the Confederate Army [more].

2.  [London]
Although addressed to JW in Paris, he was actually in London at this time.

3.  your lamented brother William
William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more].

4.  Gen. Lee's
Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905), army officer, nephew of R. E. Lee [more].

5.  (p. 2)
The printed letterhead re-appears at the top of page two.

6.  Mrs. Genl. Clinch
Sophia Clinch, née Gibbs, widow of Brig. Gen. Duncan Lamont Clinch (1787-1849), congressman [more].