Documents associated with: Constant, T. C. J.
Record 20 of 32
System Number: 04688
Date: [7 December 1896]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P328
Document Type: ALS
'Dec. 7. 96:'
A line only my dear Major to say that I will write directly - in a day or two - perhaps not tomorrow - I am very busy - and I believe the work is going pretty well - for me!
This you might be pleased to hear as it goes to hasten my coming -
I mean then to come to you as soon as I can get away from these more important [p. 2] things - In all probability I shall turn up with Constant in about a week or ten days - say at the end of the next week -
I shall not stay though Major - for what you call seasons or festivals are to me impossible - and meetings of families at Christmas - well never mind - I shall take myself further on - and so begin my wanderings! - We will always come back to you
Things are getting rather hot in a way! - and pleasant, I am afraid! I have driven them to exasperation!!
And now this must go!
Many nice things to both of you -
I dined with them at Dhu House the other night -
'Dec. 7. 1896'à
aux soins de
Monsieur McNeill Whistler.
110. Rue du Bac.
[stamp x 2:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND REVENUE / 2½d
[postmark:] CALAIS A PARIS / 8 / DEC / 96
[postmark:] CHARING CROSS / Z X / DE 7 / 96
1. 7 December 1896
The postmark confirms the date added later by the recipient on letter and envelope.
The stationery has a deep mourning border, JW being in mourning for his wife Beatrix, who had died in July.
7. Dhu House
The family home of the Birnie Philips in Chelsea.