The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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Documents associated with: marriage (JW and BW)
Record 10 of 57

System Number: 07977
Date: [July / 11 August 1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Henrietta M. Scoones[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/10/1
Document Type: ALS

How very charming and nice of you both, dear Mrs Scoones! -

The "fascinating Widdie"[3] is enchanted with the little clock - and we both feel that it is meant, with the kindest intentions, to make us each in time for the ceremony! -

Always dear Mrs Scoones
devotedly Yours

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1.  [July / 11 August 1888]
Dated from the reference to JW's forthcoming marriage.

2.  'fascinating Widdie'
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. The Whistlers were married on 11 August at the Church of St Mary Abbot, Kensington.

3.  Henrietta M. Scoones
Henrietta M. Scoones (b. 1838 or 1839), wife of W. B. W. Scoones [more].