Documents associated with: 6th Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1896
Record 4 of 4
System Number: 04685
Date: [3 December 1896?]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P325
Document Type: ALS
8. Fitzroy Street -
Fitzroy Square - London
Your telegram Major came - while I think of it, you might always telegraph
Whistler - Sunlocks. London -
Well you may as well let the other things come through the Goupils - but of course it was the book I want - I must look [p. 2] but certainly I didn't see it in the boot box -
Tell me you are sure it was with us here?
Postman - Have him told clearly that he should have seen you about the registered letter - and if not able to
deliver it give it up to you, he should have taken your instructions or have informed you what to do -
Say that we must know where it is - Why has he never come again with it?
In short he is not to have any Christmas box until some how or other I get that letter -
We cannot be left without any further knowledge.
See that this particular man is singled out and told - The other postmen I believe we used to give 2 francs each -
I never told you how delighted I was to know that you were taking such care of the beautiful silver -
I am afraid my victories are hearkened to in rather a distraught way! -
Always affectionately & always in crazy haste
1. [3 December 1896?]
Dated by the reference to the Grafton Gallery and Christmas.
The letter has a mourning border.
JW and his wife Beatrix had collected Georgian and Dutch silver, much of which was eventually bequeathed to the Hunterian Art Gallery by R. Birnie Philip.