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System Number: 06579
Date: [6 October 1889][1]
Author: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: Amsterdam
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson[3]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W572
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr Hanson -

Will you write to these addresses[4] and say that in the absence of Mr Whistler you have opened their letters, and on his return you will place them before him -
[tick][5] Debenham[6] & Freebody
Wigmore Street
[tick] Hayward and Son[7]
166 - Oxford Street
[tick] Holbrook and Walker[8] -
Burlington Gardens,
New-Bond Street -

[p. 2] also to the Manager of the Royal Chiswick Laundry,
[tick] British Grove -
Chiswick -

Write The Detroit Free Press has not come this week

Yours very sincerely

Beatrix Whistler.

[p. 3] 'Mr Whistler[9] is at present travelling on the Continent and in his absence I opened your letter recently written to him; on his return' [...]

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C. J S. Hanson[10] Esq.
25 Margaretta Terrace
[stamp:] NEDERLAND / 12½ CENT
[postmark:] AMSTERDAM / 3 - 4 N / 6 / OCT / 89
[postmark on verso:] CHELSEA - S. W. / 11 / OC 7 / 89

[on verso flap:]
Also to R. Carter[11] [tick]
'185[12]' Tottenham Ct Rd
[tick] Dickinson[13] -
'108.' Wigmore St


1.  [6 October 1889]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

3.  Charles James Whistler Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

4.  these addresses
These are tradesmen who were probably demanding payment of their bills.

5.  [tick]
Ticks on this letter appear to have been added by Hanson.

6.  Debenham...
Silk mercers and general warehousemen, wholesale and retail.

7.  Hayward and Son
Painters, plumbers, paperhangers, carpenters, joiners, carvers and gilders.

8.  Holbrook and Walker

9.  Mr Whistler [...] return
This is in Hanson's hand, and is probably his record of the letters to these tradesmen, which he ticked off as sent.

10.  C. J S. Hanson
Both Hanson and Beatrix Whistler wrote his name in a form that looks more like 'C. J. S' than the 'C. J. W' that were his initials.

11.  R. Carter
Robert Carter, cabinet-maker [more].

12.  185
'185' and '108' were added in pencil, probably by Hanson.

13.  Dickinson
Dickinson, a tradesman.