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System Number: 11222
Date: 28 October [1896][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: John James Cowan[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 8/486
Document Type: TLc


8, Fitzroy Street,
Fitzroy Square.

Many thanks my dear Cowan together with apologies for all the trouble I have given in this matter of writing and wiring.

Most excellent then - on Thursday morning - that is tomorrow - say at half past ten - we will "déjeuner[3]" here at 12 o'clock, so don't take anything more than an early cup of tea before you come - for Constant[4] who cooks us our little plats[5] will be greatly disappointed if you have no appetite! -

I can, I think, promise you as good a cup of café noir afterwards, as you used to get at Foyot's[6]. -

With kindest remembrances to the ladies, who I hope will come in the afternoon at about 2 o'clock - or half past,

Always sincerely yours,

J. McNeill Whistler.

Wednesday, Oct. 28.


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Notes:

1.  28 October [1896]
The year is confirmed by the almanac.

2.  John James Cowan
John James Cowan (1846-1936), paper manufacturer and collector [more]. He was posing for Arrangement in Grey and Green: Portrait of J. J. Cowan (YMSM 402); see JW's previous letter, [21 October 1897], #00716.

3.  déjeuner
Fr., lunch.

4.  Constant
T. C. J. Constant, JW's servant and valet [more].

5.  plats
Fr., dishes.

6.  Foyot's
A popular café/restaurant in Paris.