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System Number: 06317
Date: [26 August 1897][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Ethel Whibley[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W311
Document Type: ALS[3]


MEMORANDUM FROM
WM. HEINEMANN[4],
PUBLISHER,

21, BEDFORD STREET,
LONDON, W. C.

TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS:
"SUNLOCKS, LONDON."

My dear Bunnie -

I am just waiting here a moment, and take one of these Office pens in your greeting!

Here also is a tiny scrap from the war path as an offering! The "de Sales" man[5] has not turned up since! - but many others who are not fit for the "likes of me" have been frantic over my kind little note -

The chateau [p. 2] at Etretat[6] is capital - and my room charming -

The two young ladies[7] Birnie-Philip - are there now as I daresay the Major[8] will have told you -

Off now!

Always affectly

J McN W

Nicholson's next cartoon[9] is all right now! -

Will send you one -


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Envelope:

à
Madame Charles Whibley -
7. Rue Garancière
pres la Place St Sulpice
Paris.
France
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2½d
[postmark:] LONDON W. / 6.15.PM / AU 26 / 97
[postmark on verso:] 8 PARIS 8 / DISTRIBUTION / 1E 27 / AOUT / 97

[embossed on envelope flap:]
WM HEINEMANN
21, BEDFORD STREET,
LONDON. W. C.



Notes:

1.  [26 August 1897]
Dated from the postmark.

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

3.  ALS
Written on a memorandum form.

4.  WM. HEINEMANN
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

5.  de Sales man
A man using the name of Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622), patron saint of journalists [more], had written to the Morning Post on 16 August 1897, and JW had responded (see #09324, #09909). He must have enclosed a press-cutting with this letter to Ethel Whibley.

6.  Etretat
Town in Northern France where JW stayed with the Birnie Philips and painted works including Harmony in Blue and Silver: Beaching the Boat, Étretat (YMSM 483).

7.  two young ladies
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more], whom he called the 'Major'; and Philippa Maude Philip (1865-1915), JW's sister-in-law [more].

8.  Major
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

9.  Nicholson's next cartoon
Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson (1872-1949), painter, poster designer [more]. It is not clear which 'cartoon' is being referred to.