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Documents associated with: Académie Carmen, JW's visits
Record 6 of 8

System Number: 00034
Date: [5 November 1899][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Inez Bate[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler A34
Document Type: ALS

[Chatham coat of arms with motto:] BENIGNO NUMINE


Sunday eveg -   1  

It is very kind and attentive of the Good Apprentice - and I thank her for her petits Bleus[3] - and her little note after her visit - it was very pretty -

Perhaps tomorrow or Tuesday I may at [p. 2] last get out - for I am wearied beyond easy words at this imprisonment!

I will at once let you know that we may make arrangements for this weeks Academie -

Always Sincerely


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1.  [5 November 1899]
Dated from the address, the almanac and the reference to JW's health; the letter may have been sent in the envelope postmarked [6 November 1899], #00047.

2.  Inez Bate
Inez Eleanor Addams (fl. 1898-1927), née Bate, painter [more]. This letter relates to the Académie Carmen, the Paris atelier opened by Carmen Rossi where JW taught iorregularly from 1898-1901. Inez Bate was one of its first students and became the studio massière. See also JW to I. Bate, #00037, #00038, #00039, #00042).

3.  petit bleus
Fr., little blues, that is, the Paris telegraph form or 'pneumatique'.