The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07723
Date: 25 October 1900
Author: Rosalind Birnie Philip[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Elizabeth Robins Pennell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 273/8/5
Document Type: ALS[3]

8 Fitzroy Street.

Oct: 25th. 1900.

My dear Mrs Pennell -

Mr. Whistler has left for Paris by this afternoon's train. He was much hurried and so asked me to write to you for him.

He is very sorry that his sudden departure will prevent him being with you tomorrow evening and also wishes me to say from Mr Heinemann[4] that he too will be unable as he is going [p. 2] out of toown town.

I am feeling rather forlorn for Mrs. Whibley[5] was to have come up to-day, and a letter has just come to say she is not well.

I must not forget also to enclose the little handkerchief with many thanks from Mr. Whistler.

With kindest regards
Yours very sincerely.

Rosalind Birnie-Philip.

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Mrs. Pennell.
14. Buckingham Street.
[postmark:] LONDON. W. / 4 15. PM / OC 25 / 00
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W. C. / 6 PM / OC 25 / 00 / 5


1.  Rosalind Birnie Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

2.  Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936), née Robins, JW's biographer [more].

3.  ALS
The letter has a deep mourning border.

4.  Mr Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

5.  Mrs. Whibley
Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].