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Record 17 of 32

System Number: 04682
Date: [5 November 1896][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P322
Document Type: ALS

'Nov. 5. 1896'

I think you had better have these quittances of the Studio, Major -

And by the way my dear Major you might always take the letters that come out of their envelopes - & then some need not be forwarded - Double postage the other day! -

[p. 2] You are very nice and excellent in the way you manage the Louise[3]! I am always pleased with you Major -

I shall of course write to Mme Delaugh[4] about the Concièrge - I shall say that he remained seated and smoking while you spoke to him - isn't that so? -

The picture[5] & dress have arrived at Goupils though I have [p. 3] not had them sent on yet. -

I don't think I shall come over - not yet a while any how -

Constant[6] I shall send on at the beginning of next week -

With best affection to you all

the General -

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[Registered letter:]
'Nov. 5. 1896'

Mademoiselle Birnie-Philip
aux soins de
Monsieur McNeill Whistler
110. Rue du Bac
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND REVENUE / 4½d
[postmark:] HAMPSTEAD / X / 5 NO 96
[postmark on verso:] 9 PARIS 9 / DISTRIBUTION / 1 / 7 / NOV / 96


1.  5 November 1896
The postmark confirms the date added later by the recipient on the letter and envelope.

2.  Rosalind Birnie Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]. JW called her the 'Major' and himself ' General'.

3.  Louise
Louise, JW's servant at 110 rue du Bac [more].

4.  Mme Delaugh
Mme Delaugh, Delange or Dalangle, a servant or employee of JW and his wife in Paris.

5.  picture
See #04685.

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

7.  Registered
Triple underlined. Both letter and envelope have a deep mourning border.