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System Number: 02160
Date: 10 March 1892
Author: Jane Holme[1]
Place: Kendal
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: [Paris?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H257
Document Type: ALS


Town View
Kendal

Mar 10th: 1892

Dear Mrs Whistler

Will you & Mr Whistler accept my most grateful thanks for the charming Window[3] you so kindly designed to my little daughters[4] memory & which was dedicated on the 1st of March[.] [p. 2] it is so much admired by the Bishop[5] & every one[.] The shading is exquisite and the faces so soft and lovely when the sun is shining it is something to remember[.] Words are quite inadequate to convey how we all appreciate this Work of Art. Hope that you & Mr Whistler will [p. 3] come to visit me and I will drive you to Orton[.] [I] am certain you will be pleased. The Chancellor[6] thinks it a boon to the people in the neighborhood[;] no doubt it will be frequently visited by strangers from the Springs; again thanking you & [p. 4] trusting to welcome you to the Lake District

I remain with kindest regards to Mr Whistler & yourself
Yours Sincerely

Jane Holme.


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Notes:

1.  Jane Holme
Mrs Jane Holme, patron of Beatrix Whistler [more].

2.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

3.  Window
B. Whistler, Holme Memorial Window (z224), a memorial window to Mrs Holme's daughter, erected in the church at Orton in Cumbria (see MacDonald, Margaret F., Beatrice Whistler Artist and Designer, Glasgow, 1997).

4.  daughters
Jane Mary Wilson Holme (1872-1880), daughter of Jane Holme [more].

5.  Bishop
Bishop of Carlyle.

6.  Chancellor
Not identified.