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System Number: 06860
Date: 7 December [1875][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W849
Document Type: ADS

Dec. 7.

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      Potage[2] au homard -
        Harengs - note au vin rouge -
      Côtelettes de mouton, purée Champignons
        Poulet à la Baltimore -
                          homony -
            Becassines -
      Agourtzies -
              Mince Pies -
         Compote de Poires -
Café. -      Brie -      Salade

[p. 2] Cyril Flower[3] - G. A. Storey - Tissot - Allan Cole -

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1.  7 December [1875?]
This dinner was recorded by A. S. Cole in his diary for 7 December 1875: 'Dined with Jimmy; Cyril Flower, Tissot, Storey. Talked Balzac- Père Goriot - Cousine Bette - Cousin Pons - Jeune Homme de Province à Paris - Illusions perdues.' Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, I, p. 189; see #12986.

2.  Potage
The menu, written in French, comprised lobster soup, herrings (with a note of red wine), mutton cutlets with mushroom purée, Baltimore chicken with hominy, snipe, deep-fried savouries, mince pies, stewed pears, coffee, brie, salad.

3.  Cyril Flower
The dinner guests were Alan Summerly Cole (1846-1934), textile expert and museum official [more], Cyril Flower (1843-1907), barrister, Liberal MP, 1st Baron Battersea [more], Jacques ('James') Joseph Tissot (1836-1902), painter and etcher [more], and George Adolphus Storey (1834-1919), portrait and genre painter [more].