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Documents associated with: Académie Carmen
Record 11 of 69

System Number: 06320
Date: [3 October 1898][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Ethel Whibley[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W314
Document Type: ALS[3]

[monogram:] WH[4]

S. W.

Here you are Bunnie!

Do see if the New York Herald[5] has done it as carefully - I was rather in a hurry with them - and had scarcely more than time to look it over - Perhaps it may not come out until tomorrow -

[p. 2] It is in the Morning Post too and every where - and of course most respectueux! in the placing of it -

It will be a great boom for Carmen[6]! which you might explain to her!

Write us a line and tell us how you like it
and the blank of Burlington House[7]! -

Always affectly


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Madame Whibley
7. Rue Garanciere
Place St Sulpice
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 4d
[postmark:] DOVER TO [illegible] / OC 3 / 98
[postmark on verso:] PARIS [illegible] / DIST[RIBUTION] / 8E 3 / OC[T] / [98]


1.  [3 October 1898]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Ethel Whibley
Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more]. Bunnie was JW's nickname for his sister-in-law.

3.  ALS
Written on mourning stationery.

4.  WH
This is the monogram of William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more]. The letter is written at right angles to the printed address.

5.  New York Herald
JW was probably referring to his letter concerning the Académie Carmen (see note below), first published in the Pall Mall Gazette (Whistler, James McNeill, 'A New Academy,' The Pall Mall Gazette, no. 10,458, vol. 67, 3 October 1898, p. 4). See also the same letter in the Morning Post 3 October 1898, p. 3; and Daily Chronicle, 3 October 1898 (#07664).

6.  Carmen
Carmen Rossi, model, proprietess of the Académie Carmen [more] and proprietor of the Académie Carmen, the Paris atelier where JW taught occasionally from 1898-1901.

7.  Burlington House
The Royal Academy.