Documents associated with: Constant, T. C. J.
Record 7 of 32
System Number: 04672
Date: [15 September 1896]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P312
Document Type: ALS
'Sept. 15. 96.'
[belt design:] HOTEL MEURICE
Well my dear Major -
One letter of yours containing the enclosed has just come this evening - You say in your telegram that you have sent me two - so I suppose the second will turn up tomorrow morning - But I certainly hope there will be another still, in answer to the one I posted to you last night -
This new paper of Huberts had better go, with the first, to Ratier - and he had better make it quite clear that I am away from Paris and consequently no paper has been served upon me - Also of course, I could not be present at the court: -
Tell Bunnie that a letter for her from Webb was forwarded to me here - and as she told me last time I was to open any thing of the kind, I did so [p. 2] think[ing] it might be about the Diben bill - However it [was] about nothing at all of the slightest consequence -
I shall send it on to her tomorrow -
It is just pouring tonight!!
I don't think I shall stay if this sort of thing is to go on! -
I am really too sleepy to write! By the way, I have an astonishing appetite here! and eat quite a breakfast!
I must say Goodnight Major - with kindest regards to both of you -
J McN Whistler
When I want Constant I will wire - and then he can bring my thick black trousers & waistcoat - the rough ones, that go with my frock coat which is in London -
Have you sent the 3 or 4 francs to Madame Michel? I have had another letter from her! -
Mademoiselle Birnie Philip -
aux soins de
Monsieur Whistler -
110. Rue du Bac -
[stamp:] POSTE / 35 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] CALAIS / PAS DE CALAIS / 15 / SEPT / [96?]
[verso:] 'Sept 15. 1896.'
1. [15 September 1896]
The date was added in pencil by the recipient on the letter and envelope.
Hubert, a lawyer in Paris.
7. Diben bill
Possibly Henry Dibben, carver and gilder.
9. Madame Michel
Mme Michel, possibly a Paris shopkeeper.