Documents associated with: Borthwick, Alice
Record 1 of 2
System Number: 05220
Date: [4 August 1878]
Recipient: Colonel and Lady Elizabeth Romilly
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R120
Document Type: PD/Ms
MR WHISTLER REQUESTS THE PLEASURE OF
Colonel & Lady Elizabeth Romilly's
COMPANY at breakfast
on Sunday 4th Aug. at 11.45. O'CLOCK.
[p. 2, on verso of invitation card]: Ly Colebrooke - 14. South St
Ly Ribblesdale - Sloane St
Mrs Borthwick - Eaton Pl
Mrs Villiers Lister - Eaton Sqre
Mrs Hanbury Leigh - Cadogan Pl Ly Robt Bruce - Ly Ellise
Anabel Cushing?] [illegible word, deleted] Knightsbridge
Mde Caplin Berners St
+ + Stationery - Roberts. Arabella R
- - - - Sewell
Mrs Pole Carew
1. [4 August 1878]
Year date from date of invitation (the 4th of August was a Sunday in 1878) and butterfly signature.
The Sunday breakfast parties at Lindsay Row for which JW became known during the mid 1870s. See Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 1, pp. 190-92.
7. Mrs Villiers Lister
Unidentified, possibly a relative of Lady Ribblesdale.
8. Mrs Hanbury Leigh
Mrs Hanbury-Leigh, a social acquaintance of JW.
9. Ly Robt Bruce
Hon. Mrs Robert Bruce, resident at St James's Palace.
12. Miss Gifford
Miss Gifford, unidentified.
13. Roberts. Arabella R
Arabella R. Roberts, unidentified.
J. William Sewell, commissioner to administer oaths.