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System Number: 05913
Date: 29 June 1899
Author: Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt[1]
Place: At Sea
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler V2
Document Type: ALS[2]

[Flag with star and monogram:] OSNC


Au revoir, cher Maître,

We wish you were with us, and still hope you may perhaps to decide [sic] to come with Mr Sturges[3] in the Autumn - At all events, whenever you do decide to honour us you will be sure to find a [p. 2] warm welcome awaiting you -

How is the Oval[4]?

I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed the hours passed with you. I will always remember them with delight, and cher Maître, I will be most happy to continue them at the first opportunity -

[p. 3] Please give my very kindest remembrances to Miss Philip[5], and if she will accept my love I will be greatly pleased -

As for yourself, dear Mr Whistler, I send you all sorts of messages, and remain

Very Sincerely yours

Edith Vanderbilt

June 29th / 99

[p. 4] By "all sorts" I mean, of course, only one sort!

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1.  Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt
Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt (1873-1958), née Dresser, wife of G. W. Vanderbilt [more].

2.  ALS
The letterhead of the White Star Line is printed in red ink. 'OSNC' stands for the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company.

3.  Mr Sturges
Jonathan Sturges (1864-1911), author and translator [more].

4.  Oval
JW had recently begun the sender's portrait, Ivoire et or: Portrait de Madame Vanderbilt (YMSM 515).

5.  Miss Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].