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System Number: 11497
Date: [January/November 1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Walter Greaves[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 9/647
Document Type: TLc

110, RUE DU BAC,

My dear Walter -

Your letter with its very sad tidings[3] has been forwarded to me here -

You may be sure that my greatest sympathy is with you all in your deep sorrow! -

Little can be written that is not better understood when grief like this comes upon you.

Say only to your sisters and your brother[4] all that is kind from me -

and believe me Walter
Always sincerely your friend,

J. McNeill Whistler.

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1.  [January/November 1900]
Dated from the address, and from the allusion to death of Elizabeth Greaves (see below). A note by the recipient reads: 'On black-edged paper in envelope with date/yr. month and day illegible'.

2.  Walter Greaves
Walter Greaves (1846-1930), boatman and painter [more].

3.  sad tidings
Presumably upon the death of his mother Elizabeth Greaves (1810-1900), née Greenaway, wife of C. W. Greaves [more].

4.  your sisters and your brother
Emily ('Eliza') Greaves (b. ca 1842), model [more]; Alice ('Tinnie') Fay Greaves (b. 1852), model [more]; Henry Greaves (1843-1904), boat builder and painter [more]; Charles William Greaves (1837-1870), of Greaves and Son, boat-builder and waterman [more]; and Emily Greaves.