Documents associated with: Munroe
Record 4 of 5
System Number: 04833
Date: [13 November 1901]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P473
Document Type: ALS
TELEPHONE 2279 GERRARD.
ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO BE ADDRESSED TO THE FIRM.
21, BEDFORD STREET,
I was terribly troubled this morning when I saw in the paper that a gale had blown up during the night! and I flew to the telegram thing that I might hear from Miss Philippa Maude if the two wild and bold Adventuring ladies had returned!-
Really Major you keep me with "the heart in the mouth!" - and Bunnie don't be so crazy about the homestead as to cross in the night! -
Come over tomorrow, or more easily the day after, Major - there is no haste - say at the end of the week - but whenever you find it less desperate - and come in the day time -
Do you want more money? If you require it wire me word - say "five" or "ten", and I will understand pounds - for you see I cannot so readily send a registered letter - or rather an open cheque at these hours! I am always late -
It is all right about Marie & the hospital - Boyter-Johnson did send her there - & his brother-in-law is one of the trusted, so that she went in, with proper state and ceremony - but everything is absurd!
They are wishing to make "an affair" of it in so much as to say unless it be a matter of five or six hundred pounds it is not worth our while! -
I have told them plainly that I mean no action in Paris at all! - I am taking no initiative - Mr Reid is more or less forced to take proceedings against me! - All of which is perfect - and what I am requiring from "B & K" is "evidence" - to be made use of here -
In this thing they have so far, failed. There clerk missed tracing Carmen to Hessel - the morning after her return! - a thing for which I had given them every instruction, & on which I relied! - But don't be troubled about it - Major - it will all come out right we think -
But how dreadful about the vans not getting through the archway! - Of course it is the business of the Maple people to manage some how or other - - But what is the trouble - are the waggons too broad? or too high - - can they not bring others a little smaller? - I do wish you had someone to help you that you might not feel forlorn in your difficulties -
Upon reflection I just send anyhow cheque for £6 - knowing that after all the best aid & most inspiriting in all vexation is money in your pocket! - So keep a "stiff upper lip", Major, with a West Point straight back! and you will be all right!
Munroes I daresay will give you sovereigns for the cheque and you can bring over what you dont require in France - But above all don't do any mad travelling - and the nicest luck to you both -
If you had a stray moment, I have always wanted one or two of those little patent things from the 'Bong' for removing stains from cloth - Euphrasie knows - she bought them for me - [drawing of object] wood with a bit of stuff - Something like this as I remember.
Envelope:'NOV. 13th 1901'
110. Rue du Bac -
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2 1/2 D
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] CHARING CROSS. W. C. / Z / NO 13 / 01
[postmark on verso:] 9 PARIS 9 / DISTRIBUTION / 7 * / 14 - 11 / 01
[verso, embossed:] 21, BEDFORD STREET,
LONDON. W. C.
1. [13 November 1901]
Dated from the postmark.
Kelly, lawyer, partner in Boddington and Kelly.
16. Maple people
Maples, packers and removal men; they were to transport furniture from JW's house at 10 rue du Bac, which he was leaving. The long narrow entrance close had a low arch.
The remainder is written at the top of p. 1.
He probably means either 'Bonne' a maid, or the 'Bon Marché', a department store.
Euphrasie, JW's servant at 110 Rue du Bac.