Documents associated with: marriage (JW and BW)
Record 1 of 57
System Number: 06712
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W706
Document Type: ALS
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
Don't you think Nellie that it would be delightful to you as a change after many doleful things to write and ask the little widdy to come and stay with you for a few days while her house is getting ready for her? -
She is really charming to look at as [p. 2] well as to have with you - and then indeed your spare room would be taken up and no intruder could alarm you -
Don't you think you might write tomorrow and say that you have always meant to ask her but your room has until now been occupied -
Her address would be Eldon Lodge
The people with whom she is staying there are leaving for abroad and I dont really think she has any where to go -
If you want to write to me about it you may as well direct to the
Hogarth Club -
Albemarle Street -
But seriously do ask her you will delight in her and it will be kind
This letter certainly dates from some time after the death of Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more], on 6 October 1886, and probably, given the affectionate tone, from nearer the date of the marriage of JW and Beatrix Godwin on 11 August 1888. It is, however, clear that JW has not told his sister-in-law of their relationship.
Written at right angles to printed address.
6. Hogarth Club
A club for artists and connoisseurs; the 'Beefsteak Club' from which this letter was written was a private gentlemen's dining club.
7. But seriously ... kind
Added diagonally in lower left hand corner.