Documents associated with: social
Record 38 of 51
System Number: 04732
Date: [7 July 1898]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P372
Document Type: ALS
My dear Major -
I was a bit disturbed in my mind about you over there! both yourself & your mother -
Not that you suffer much from heat in the house - but you are not well and ought to be away from the cares of the place. -
What do you think? - Also it is a pity that there should be a trouble and anxiety about anything -
I have just had your letter - I dont think I would settle down to "papers" up to your elbows just now - You might perhaps post me the long envelope with "Private papers" on it, if you put your hand upon it at once - but I would let the rest of it alone for the present -
You had better get the house into the state in which you can shut it up and come away and rest - both you and your mother -
[p. 3] Write me at once how this could be best done -
I am going with Mr Webb on the barge tomorrow but shall be back on Monday - and soon shall get through here and make for the sea -
Especially I want to know about the result of Rouvieres call upon the Saleron
at [p. 4] you must send for him and say that Monsieur wants to know all about it - and if Monsieur Thil had been told - I gave Rouviere an extra five franc tip the other morning when I left - & he should be very devoted!
Tell me now how soon this could be managed and then you had better both come over here first and start from here to some place you would like and the girls can go down & see you - Your native air would set you up again & blow all the cobwebs away
With best messages, Always
the General -
'JULY 7th - 1898'à
110. Rue du Bac -
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / ONE HALFPENNY
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 6d
[postmark:] CONTINENTAL NIGHT MAIL / JY 7 / 98
1. [7 July 1898]
Dated from the postmark. Date also added in an unknown hand on the envelope.
The stationery has a deep mourning border.
Euphrasie, JW's servant at 110 Rue du Bac.
7. her husband
Rouvière, a servant or concièrge at 110 rue du Bac.
Breutzel, possibly a servant.
13. as he knows that address
'as he knows that address' is written in the left margin at right angles to the main text.