The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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Documents associated with: marriage (JW and BW)
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System Number: 02522
Date: [12/26 August 1888?][1]
Author: Elisabeth Lewis[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L58
Document Type: ALS[3]


Dearest Mr Whistler,

I have just returned to town & am most anxious to have the pleasure of congratulating you & Mrs Whistler[4] on the happy event, which took place during my absence [p. 2] abroad. Let me wish you a long & prosperous united life, you know, that no one is more sincerely your wellwisher than I am & I hope soon to be allowed to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Whistler. Will you let us see you both at dinner some day next week? With the exception [p. 3] of the tuesdays of the next 2 weeks we have no engagement & hope, you will fix a day when we may expect you -

Most truly yours

Betty Lewis.


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1.  [12/26 August 1888?]
Dated from reference to JW's marriage (see note below).

2.  Elisabeth Lewis
Elisabeth Lewis (1844-1931), née Eberstadt, wife of G. H. Lewis [more].

3.  ALS
The letter is written on paper with a deep mourning border.

4.  Mrs Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. The Whistlers were married on 11 August 1888 at the Church of St Mary Abbots, Kensington.