System Number: 06316
Date: [8 July 1897]
Recipient: Ethel Whibley
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W310
Document Type: ALS
My dear Bunnie -
It was very kind and nice of you to go at once with the Major to Ratier - Your letter was charming and you are quite right about Beurdeley -
I wish enough we may be able to get rid of him - and I will talk to Ratier [p. 2] about it when I get back -
The great O K has collared a little Water Colour I did of the Naval Review! so that I may be said to have paid my expenses! -
I wish you could look through the pigeon holes and see if you can find my letter of Sickerts about the Starr loan from the "Trust" people, for they are threatening immediate proceedings! -
I sent you the cuttings to show you how really this people love me! -
Also I thought it "not without a certain merit" as William Rossetti used to say! -
I am working away from morning to night! and at this moment am expecting the little Peck! -
So in great haste and with a thousand thinks [sic]
This document is protected by copyright.
Madame Charles Whibley
7. Rue Garancière
Place St. Sulpice
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2½d
[postmark:] LONDON W. / 3PM / JY 8 / 97
[postmark on verso:] PARIS 8 / B DISTRIBUTION / 1E 9 / JUIL / 97
1. [8 July 1897]
Dated from the postmark.
2. Ethel Whibley
Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].
Written on deep bordered mourning paper.
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]. JW had written to her on [5 July 1897], #04708.
Antoine ('Antony') Ratier (b. 1851), lawyer and politician [more].
Paul Beurdeley (1842-after 1902), advocate at the Cour d'Appel, Paris [more].
7. O K
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more]. See his account, 3 July 1897, #07285.
8. Water Colour
The Queen's Naval Jubilee, 1897 (M.1508).
Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), artist and writer on art [more].
10. Starr loan
Sidney Starr (1866 or 1867-1925), painter [more].
11. William Rossetti
William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), civil servant and critic [more].
Probably Marion Peck (b. ca 1872), later Mrs Farquhar [more]. JW was in the process of painting Portrait of Miss Marion Peck (YMSM 439).