Documents associated with: marriage (JW and BW)
Record 11 of 57
System Number: 07004
Date: [9 August 1888]
Recipient: William McNeill Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W993
Document Type: ALS
36, DOVER STREET.
My dear Willie -
It has been impossible for me to get near you or you would have had long talks with me about the wise Hurlbert & the wily Mackenzie - but I have for once had lots to do and now I write to tell you & Nellie that the fascinating Widdie and I are to be married, probably on Saturday - that is day after tomorrow - You will get a telegram some time [p. 2] during the day to let you know for certain - for we may not be able after all to get sufficiently ready until a day or two later -
However things of importance have been achieved - we have completed the dozen of silver Dutch baskets! - and the beautiful chafing dishes are six in number! to say nothing of the most lovely set of silver fruit knives & forks - (George the Second!) so that we are quite prepared with the most distinguished table in London -
Meanwhile we have been awfully busy with every body's fêteing [sic] us and giving us dinners - and so now we feel it high time to get ready to return them! -
On Saturday, if the ceremony then comes off, you & Nellie must come down to a little breakfast - before we go off to Paris -
However you will have full particulars about Church and all that tomorrow -
And now with much love
J McN. Whistler
9. fruit knives & forks
These do not appear in the list (see note above).
The Whistlers were married at the Church of St Mary Abbots, Kensington.