Documents associated with: Paris, Cour d'appel de
Record 5 of 12
System Number: 04721
Date: [27 October 1897]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P361
Document Type: ALS
My dear Major -
The famous new check black trousers are not to be found - and I certainly had an impression that I left them at Etretat - and I fancy you did too - and very properly! -
You will still find in the chest of drawers where were my socks etc . . The long envelope, sealed
with marked private papers for Court etc - - Register and post it on here -
London awful!! Black! Dirty! Squalid!! -
How are you all -
Many kindest things to all of you
& best wishes -
Perhaps may come back sooner -
Is there no letter from Mallarmé? ! ?
'OCT 28th 1897'à
Mademoiselle Birnie-Philip -
aux soins de
Monsieur McNeill Whistler -
110. Rue du Bac -
Faubourg St. Germain
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2½d
[postmark:] CHARING CROSS W. C. / 7 PM / OC27 / 97
[postmark on verso:] 9 PARIS 9 DISTRIBUTION / 1 28 OCT 97
1. [27 October 1897]
Dated from the postmark. The date of receipt was written on the envelope in another hand.
The first letter of the word has been rewritten and may have originally read 'H', so it is probable that it is a misspelling of Heinemann. However, the Cammans of New York were bankers and were related to Whistler.
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926) and his wife Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936), née Robins, JW's biographers.
'How ... sooner' was written in the left margin; and 'Is there ... Mallarmé?!!!' diagonally in the left margin of p. 1.