Documents associated with: Godwin, Edward
Record 11 of 49
System Number: 04684
Date: [25 November 1896]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P324
Document Type: ALS
'Nov. 25. 96.'
My dear Major -
I had your letter all right this morning - and here is cheque -
I am sending this off from Dhu House where I looked in to see how they were all getting on -
So you must wait for further account of battle and scalps until next time -
[p. 2] Teddie is going on capitally and I am greatly pleased with him -
I am sorry your Mama has not been so well lately - Tell her from me though, that if she suffers from cold in [p. 3] Paris, where at least the Calorifere is not unknown, I cannot think what she would do here - where if you take off your overcoat - - - - - - - to say nothing of the bitter black of every day's blackness! -
Off this goes! -
With best messages to you both
aux soins de
Monsieur McNeill Whistler
110. Rue du Bac -
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND REVENUE / 4½D
[postmark:] REGISTERED / . W. D. O. / NO 25 96
[postmark:] SOUTH WESTERN DISTRICT / A / NO 25 / 96 / SW
[postmark on verso:] 9 PAIS 9 / DISTRIBUTION / 1 / 27 / NOV / 96
'Nov. 25 1896'
1. 25 November 1896
The postmark confirms the date written on both letter and envelope by the recipient. The watermark also reads '1896'.
The stationery has a mourning border.
4. Dhu House
The home of the Birnie Philips in Chelsea.
Triple underlined. The envelope was registered, presumably to ensure the safe arrival of the cheque.
This sum was written probably by the recipient.