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System Number: 06998
Date: 7 August [1876]
Author: William McNeill Whistler[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Stephen Tucker[2]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W987
Document Type: ALS


Dear Tucker -

I saw Mlle. Rosaville's name[3] in the programme of the promenade concerts[4]; to sing last Saturday -

Is she in town? If she is, will you let me [p. 2] know where she is staying, that I may call upon her. I recieved [sic] a note from Mrs Tucker[5] about 3 weeks ago, telling me her daughter was too ill to leave Paris. I wrote to Miss Tucker[6] but have heard nothing since. Have you had any news?

Yours sincerely

W. M. Whistler.

80:A: Brook St.

Monday Augst. 7th.


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Notes:

1.  William McNeill Whistler
William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more].

2.  Stephen Tucker
Stephen Isaacson Tucker (1835-1887), collector, genealogist and Queen's Herald [more].

3.  Mlle. Rosaville's name
Mlle Rosaville, singer.

4.  promenade concerts
Promenade concerts were organised from c. 1838 at the Lyceum Theatre and later at the opera house, Covent Garden. They were informal in style and usuallly included overtures, quadrilles and waltzes with an orchestra of about sixty in number.

5.  Mrs Tucker
Mrs Tucker, wife or mother of Stephen Tucker.

6.  Miss Tucker
Miss Tucker, daughter or sister of Stephen Tucker.