System Number: 00316
Date: 6 November 1901
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B92
Document Type: ALcS
My dear Mr Kelly -
I regret to find, from Miss Birnie-Philips report, that the ladies, in the exigencies of the case, have trespassed upon you beyond your officially announced hours. -
As this affair is likely to continually develope unforseen circumstances, and at any hour of the day, would it not be more expedient that my Ward should ask for Mr Boddington, whom she already knows - and who has, before, been my good Counsellor - [p. 2] In this way you would be secure from sudden interruption - and we would have the advantage of your double consideration -
'signed' J McNeill Whistler
8 Fitzroy Street
Nov. 6. 1901.
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1. 6 November 1901
This was actually sent with JW's letter of the same day, 6 November 1901, #04829.
Kelly, lawyer, partner in Boddington and Kelly.
3. Miss Birnie-Philips
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]; see also the letter from W. Webb to R. Birnie Philip, 6 November 1901, #06265.
4. the ladies
Rosalind Birnie-Philip and Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].
6. Mr Boddington
Oliver Eaton Bodington (1859-after 1936), barrister and author [more].
Written in another hand.