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Record 25 of 51
System Number: 03315
Date: [February 1891/1894?]
Recipient: Elisabeth Lewis
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 5/136
Document Type: MsLc
You must know dear Mrs George, how pleased I am at the thought of being with you all again -
I would seem to deserve, or rather of course I deserve none of the kindness you shew me in your pretty little note - but though absent - in the mystery of much plotting, I have thought of you often - and my sympathies have been with you in your sorrow -
I am coming to dinner most certainly dear Mrs George, and you may be quite sure that I should no more have dreamed of crossing the Ocean without your very best wishes, than I should have made any foolish attempt to gain this American fortune without the great George's very best advice -
Always devotedly -
1. [February 1891/1894?]
Dated by the reference to a US tour (planned but never carried out), and by the signature, as copied.
There are two copies of this letter in Glasgow University, a typescript copy headed 'To Lady Lewis -' (Lewis was knighted in 1893; MS Whistler L63) and this manuscript copy by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]. The text is virtually identical, the punctuation variable.