Documents associated with: Constant, T. C. J.
Record 30 of 32
System Number: 04702
Date: [2 February 1897]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P342
Document Type: ALS
4. Whitehall Court -
I like to get your letters here, my dear Major - It commences the morning pleasantly - certainly that is, if anything can - for blackness is our line! Three days continued night!
I wonder how you would like that! -
You will be grieved to hear that the ladies have lost their faithful and typically clean & smart looking English servant! Miss Maude told me that she had bundled her out one afternoon . . for dishonesty - Odds & ends - alas! she could not resist - and so she has gone out to the others in Chelsea. -
Yes the British treadmill was narrowliy [sic] escaped - Webb's clerk said my bold move upon the Bank was the very thing to do! So everyone had better look out! -
I think I should like to pay the little tailor in Paris - and I wish you would send me his address - Of course I have it somewhere - but can't find it -
Tell Bunnie & Wobbles that I will write - but I am worked to absolute desperation - and quite off my legs! which I am sure will pain your Mama! - Say meanwhile that I [p. 3] am greatly pleased that Wobbles has written to the Procureur, and that I might wait until he hears - and perhaps that may be all sufficient.
Thank Bunnie for the Velvet and satin which may be all right when worked out -
With affectionate messages to both of you,
the General -
'FEB 2. 1897'à
aux soins de
Monsieur McNeill Whistler.
110. Rue du Bac.
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2½d
[postmark:] CHARING CROSS / 2 X / FE 2 / 97
[postmark on verso:] 9 PARIS 9 / (DISTRIBUTION) / 3 / 3 [...] 97
1. [2 February 1897]
The postmark confirms the date added by another hand on the envelope.
The stationery has deep mourning borders.
The Birnie Philips (Ethel, Maud and Frances).
The jeweller who was making a case for Beatrix Whistler's jewellery.
JW had sent drawings of the Willis family (Mrs Willis (M.1500), Lizzie Willis (M.1501), Mrs Willis bringing in the tea (M.1502), Mrs Willis bringing in the coals (M.1503); see #04699, #04700).
Continued in the left margin of p. 1 at right angles to the main text.
16. Mme Delaugh
Mme Delaugh, Delange or Dalangle, a servant or employee of JW and his wife in Paris.