Document associated with: Bowen (fl. 1897)
Record 1 of 1
System Number: 07837
Date: [6 May/June 1897]
Recipient: Joseph Pennell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 272/9/2
Document Type: ALS
TELEGRAMS, / DELICIOUS, LONDON.
My dear Pennell -
I want much to see you about tomorrow - for I must go I suppose to Holloways funeral - which is at Finchley!!
I think you might [p. 2] come to the studio and breakfast with me & Ludovici at at [sic] 12.15, - and we might go together in a brougham.
Letter from Poole -
[p. 3] Shall be here in Coffee room where we dined last night until nearly 11 - and considering that you asked me to dinner tonight and then all ran away I fancy I am gentle indeed!
[p. 4] There is a fatality about these contretemps
[p. 5] I am shocked to l[earn]
Mr Joseph Pennell
14, Buckingham Street
1. [6 May/June 1897]
Dated by the reference to the funeral of C. E. Holloway, who died on 5 May 1897. JW was in Paris within the week and did not return as far as is known until late June.
Bowen, possibly the Pennells' servant.
5. Holloways funeral
Charles Edward Holloway (1838-1897), watercolour painter [more]. According to the Pennells, JW came to the impoverished Holloway's rescue when he was ill, organising medical care, food, and looking after his family (see Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, pp. 187-88).