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System Number: 00516
Date: 16 May 1890
Author: Janey Sevilla Campbell[1]
Place: Kingston on Thames
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C17
Document Type: ALS


May 16 / 90

D[eare]st Trix

I have been intending several times to write in answer to you & to say - concerning (the big Beaumont[3] [p. 2] and Fletcher[4]) that I have a vague notion you did lend that[.] I did not remember t'was the day of the grey bonnet! [p. 3] but I did not rub any notes out "bien entendu[5]".

I have had a notice about Jimmies wicked book[6] of course [p. 4] that means [new pennings?] to be produced very shortly .. I had heard he was on the war path!

[p. 5] Except for some plays I have not been in town - Vicky has no governess just now [Will?] come soon I hope - [p. 6] to see you - You know [Smalley?] is there

[best?] you. [your?]


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Mrs. J McN Whistler
21 Cheyne Walk
[postmark:] KINGSTON ON THAMES / 1 / MY 20 / 90
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W / A O / MY 21 / 90


1.  Janey Sevilla Campbell
Janey Sevilla Campbell (ca 1846 - d.1923), née Callander, Lady Archibald Campbell [more]. Her writing is extraordinarily bad.

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

3.  Beaumont
Francis Beaumont (1584-1616), poet and playwright [more].

4.  Fletcher
John Fletcher (1579-1625), dramatist [more]. The subject of this correspondence is the alleged rubbing-out of notes by Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more], in a copy of the play 'The Faithful Shepherdesse'; see also #06586; #00515, and #06587.

5.  bien entendu
Fr., of course.

6.  book
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890.

7.  Chelsea
Double underlined.