Documents associated with: Carrington, Eva
Record 1 of 6
System Number: 04780
Date: [30 October 1900]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P420
Document Type: ALS
5, NORFOLK STREET,
PARK LANE. W.
have you had a grand Britan[n]ia day? and seen the town drunk ... "with enthusiasm"? -
I hope in any case that you had a good place - and were not standing in in [sic] rainy parks or on wet pavements with pushing patriots at the risk of your health! - Here am I with a pretty fair cold though I have seen none of it! -
I am "all right" though [p. 2] as you say - no coughing or any thing of the kind -
Only I thought it better to stay in with Am[m]oniated Quinine - and I have been in bed most all day -
Tomorrow morning you had better go up to the studio - if you are not tired - and see what it is all like - and if I have quite rid my self of the cold I hope to appear at about half past ten -
Otherwise of course you will have a wire from me there -
I suppose I shall have a line from you in the morning -
Many nice things to you all
I have not seen the Figaro today -
Get it on your way, that we miss none - though I have heard nothing -
Miss Rosalind Birnie-Philip -
36. Tite Street
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON / 40 / 12.15 AM / OC 30 / 00
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W. / 5.15.AM / OC 30 / 00 / 10
[monogram on verso flap:] WH
1. [30 October 1900]
Dated from the postmark.
Written in pencil.
5. Britan[n]ia day
This may be connected with the fact that on 25 October 1900 Britain had annexed the Transvaal as part of the continuing struggle in the Boer War (1899-1902). Also, on 16 October a General Election had been held, which Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil (1830-1903), 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, MP and Conservative party leader [more], had won.