The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884
Record 18 of 69

System Number: 00360
Date: [April/July 1884][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Florence Boughton[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B137
Document Type: ALS

I am so sorry Flossie about last night but I was down at Coombe[3], and didn't get back until far too late -

This card[4] is for you to fill up as you like - of course you have your own besides - If they have not sent it [p. 2] let me know -

[butterfly signature]

What about the Peacock visit[5]?

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1.  [April/July 1884]
Dated by signature, references to Coombe and to private view (see note below).

2.  Florence Boughton
Florence ('Flossie') Boughton (b.1863, m.1887), Mrs J. C. Montagu Robb [more].

3.  Coombe
Country home of Janey Sevilla Campbell (ca 1846 - d.1923), née Callander, Lady Archibald Campbell [more]. JW became involved in the theatricals that she often held there.

4.  This card
The card is missing but may possibly have been for the private view of 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884, on 17 May 1884.

5.  Peacock visit
Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178). Several letters to F. Boughton refer to arrangements for friends to visit the room (#00363, #00364, #00360).