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Record 61 of 69
System Number: 04772
Date: [11 February 1900]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P412
Document Type: ALS
ADRESSE TÉLÉGRAPHIQUE - CHATHAMEL PARIS
97ER TÉLÉPHONIQUE 247-53
[Chatham coat of arms with motto:] BENIGNO NUMINE
'11. ii. 1900'.
Major, my dear,
you are having an awful time of it over there! - and so I must just send you a little cheque for your pocket - that you may try and forget the mistakes they have been making - and remember that it is well for a jeune fille handsome Ward to keep brown and beautiful - and not to write snappish little letters! For He is always very nice - and is only bringing up his Major on fine West Point principles -
And it is not correct, Major, to [p. 2] call your distinguished enemy names - Do you think it is now Ma'am! - And so now do go out and look at the shops - and when you are all bright and charming "as it is your nature to" - why I will tell you the little bits of news that have found no place -
How are you all? -
Tell Bunnie to write too -
Write and let me know that this reaches you safely -
Miss Major Birnie-Philip
36. Tite Street
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS 81 / BD DES CAPUCINES / 45 / 12 FEVR / 00
[postmark on verso:] LONDON - S - W / 8.15 AM [...]
1. 11 February 1900
Dated by postmark, and by date, written in an unknown hand, on the letter.
The envelope has a deep mourning border.
4. jeune fille
Fr., young woman.
5. West Point
JW attended the US Military Academy, 1851-54, but failed to graduate.
8. au fond
10. celluloid inventions!
JW may mean photographs.