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System Number: 09905
Date: [June 1897/1901][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Jonathan Sturges[2]
Place: London
Repository: Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ
Call Number: Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Gen. MSS, CO 140, Box WH, Whistler Folder
Credit Line: Published with permission of Princeton University Library
Document Type: ALS[3]


GARLANT'S HOTEL,
SUFFOLK STREET,
PALL MALL.
TELEGRAMS, / DELICIOUS, LONDON.

My dear Jonathan -

I am stuck in my room here with a bit of a cold - You ought to have been here before - but if you come out today, you might present yourself this afternoon à l'heure de l'apéritif and égayer[4] the place with [p. 2] some of the latest "little bits"! -

Here is a note you will have the gentilesse[5] to give to Vanderbilt[6] for me - n'est ce pas?[7]

[butterfly signature]

Friday


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Envelope:

To
Jonathan Sturges - Esq
Long's Hotel
New Bond Street -


Notes:

1.  [June 1897/1901]
Dated from the address and a possibly related letter from JW to J. Sturges, #09906. JW stayed regularly at Garlant's Hotel after the death of his wife in 1896. Dated also from the reference to Vanderbilt (see below).

2.  Jonathan Sturges
Jonathan Sturges (1864-1911), author and translator [more].

3.  ALS
Written at right-angles to the printed address.

4.  égayer
Fr., at the cocktail hour and enliven the place.

5.  gentilesse
Fr., kindness.

6.  Vanderbilt
George Washington Vanderbilt (1862-1914), collector [more], had asked JW to paint his portrait (see Portrait of George W. Vanderbilt (YMSM 481) and Portrait of George Vanderbilt (M.1505)). See also G. Vanderbilt to JW, 18 May 1897, #05914.

7.  n'est ce pas?
Fr., Isn't that so?