The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10684
Date: [15 January 1897/1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Mrs Jay[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/11/6
Document Type: MsLc[3]

Dear Mrs Jay -

You are always most kind and charming! and I am coming to beg you to think better of me, if possible, than mere outward and visible conduct of mine could perhaps suggest -

Alas! ... I cannot go out to dejeuner! If I am not in bed at that hour, with a cold, or hiding from the influenza, as I was the other day, I am hard at work in the studio -

But I shall appear some afternoon, now that I know you have come back - and ask you for a cup of tea - that I may have a talk with yourself and your husband - whom I was so sorry not to have seen -

With best wishes for the New Year dear Mrs Jay
Believe me Always sincerely

J McNeill Whistler

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1.  [15 January 1897/1900]
Dated from the reference to the New Year and other letters to Mrs Jay (see #10683).

2.  Mrs Jay
Mrs Louis Jay, a social acquaintance of JW [more].

3.  MsLc
Copied in an unknown hand.