The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06741
Date: [9/11 March 1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W735
Document Type: ALS[3]

My dear Nellie -

Don't for a moment suppose that Dr Taylor's[4] letter could interfere with any thing you wish - and of course you shall have a proof of the lithograph[5] when I come over - for I have none here - and meanwhile you can promise one -

Here is another cutting from The Herald[6] - Are you going to send one on to Woodcote[7]?

I will get you others if you wish -

I send you Taylor's letter that you may see what I mean - but it is of no consequence whatever [p. 2] and you had better burn it immediately and forget all about it - Besides I believe with you that Mr Taylor "meant well" - and of course fell into a pit, after the manner of well meaning Britons -

This goes now -



Hotel Chatham

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1.  [9/11 March 1900]
Dated from the death of Dr Whistler (see note below) to which this letter relates. This letter also seems to date from between #06740 and #06739.

2.  Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Helen ('Nellie') Euphrosyne Whistler (1849-1917), née Ellen Ionides, JW's sister-in-law [more]. See JW to H. Whistler, #06740.

3.  ALS
Written on deep bordered mourning paper.

4.  Dr. Taylor's
Not identified. Taylor had written a letter to Helen Whistler which JW regarded as 'rude & inexcusable.'

5.  lithograph
Probably The Doctor (C.110), which was published in "Obituary: William McNeill Whistler, M. D." in The British Medical Journal, 1, no. 2046 (10 March 1900), pp. 613-14.

6.  The Herald
The cutting was from the New York Herald. It was a note put in the Herald by JW on the death on 27 February 1900 of William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more]. See #06740.

7.  Woodcote
Home of F. S. Haden, his wife Deborah (JW's half-sister), and their children Annie Harriet (1848-1937), Francis Seymour Haden (1850-1918), Arthur Charles Haden (1852-1910) and Harry Lee Haden (b. 1855).