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System Number: 00348
Date: 2 April 1890
Author: Borse and Co.[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B124
Document Type: ALS


April 2nd 1890.


The Rev. W. Batson[3] has requested us to write you regarding the play "The Faithful Shepherdess"[4].

We have been asked by Major Loch[5], political agent, Jodhpur, to try and obtain him the words and music of the above play.

The Revd W. Batson has obtained the music for us, [p. 2] but not the words &c.

Mr. W. Webb[6] has advised him to apply to you, as he believed it was your property, hence our reason for troubling you.

If you have 3 or 4 copies may we buy them? or if you have none, can you tell us where they are to be obtained?

We are,
Your obedt Servants

Borse & Co.

Mrs. J. McNeill Whistler

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1.  Borse and Co.
Probably publishers or agents.

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

3.  Rev. W. Batson
Rev. Arthur Wellesley Batson (b. 1853), clergyman [more].

4.  "The Faithful Shepherdess"
A production of this play was directed by Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more].

5.  Major Loch
Major William Loch (1845-1902), army officer, political agent in Jodhpur [more].

6.  Mr W. Webb
William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more].