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Record 8 of 11
System Number: 04673
Date: [16 September 1896]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P313
Document Type: ALS
'Sept 16. 1896.'
My dear Major -
Thats all right - Now I hope that I shall hear from you tomorrow morning all about your visit to Ratier - I trust it was satisfactory -
Also I hope you will have been able to find me one of Thils old receipts - as I wired you today -
He has been writing to me for his rent - and I want to send him a cheque tomorrow while I am still away - for I am getting very miserable with [p. 2] my struggles against the weather - It either pours or is cold - and I dont see the use in worrying on here -
Perhaps before going back to London I may run up to see you for a moment in Paris - but I can't say yet -
No - I didn't write to Potter - perhaps you had better do so - though it may be as well to let it alone for the present -
I have written to Drummonds begging them to write to the Credit Lyonnais - and put things there on a better footing -
I began a little shop here - but it was a queer hard day today & I have done no good - Perhaps I had better get at some thing else -
Mind Major you are to get yourself the new hat you spoke of, and another dress for this colder weather if you like - so thats all right!
The hotel here is simply & [p. 3] awfully gloomy - I shant stay - Perhaps you had better send no more letters unless I wire -
Tired & sleepy of course -
so Goodnight - with affectionate regards to both -
J McN. Whistler
'Sept 16. 1896.'à
Mademoiselle Birnie Philip -
aux soins de
110. Rue du Bac -
[stamp:] POSTE / [15?] / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] CALAIS [illegible]
1. 16 September 1896
The date was added later by the recipient on the letter and envelope. It may be the date of receipt.
Written in pencil on paper with a mourning border.