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System Number: 07741
Date: [October 1901][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Elizabeth Robins Pennell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 273/10/6
Document Type: ALS[3]


Dear Mrs Pennell -

I am of course filled with this fog, and fastened in my room - so cannot go to meet the returned Wanderer[4] - who I think might come in for a moment here! -

If I have not managed to write or thank you before, it is because I have this time been very much bowled over - [p. 2] and unable to think! -

I hope that the long Absent has brought beautiful things!

& that you have no evil cold!

Always sincerely

J. McNeill Whistler

Dear me if I had only said so in time you might have had the Gosses[5]!

"Scold me!    scold me -"


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Envelope:

To
Mrs Joseph Pennell.
14. Buckingham Street
Strand
[on verso:] [TALLA]NT'S PRIVATE HOTEL[6],
NORTH AUDLEY STREET,
GROSVENOR SQUARE,
LONDON. W.


Notes:

1.  [October 1901]
Dated by the address (see JW to J Lavery, 7 October 1901, #09976).

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

3.  ALS
The paper has a deep mourning border.

4.  Wanderer
That is, Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more], who was a keen traveller and a frequent absentee from London in the course of his work.

5.  Gosses
Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), writer and art critic [more], and his wife.

6.  HOTEL
JW soon left Tallant's Hotel, driven, he said, to a 'frenzy', by the landlady and the cooking (see #07742).