The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 03570
Date: [December 1901/January 1902][1]
Author: JW
Place: Bath
Recipient: Bridget Agnes Singleton[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 8/27
Document Type: ALS[3]

My dear Agnes

Your nice Christmas card came to me all right, & very pretty I thought it!

When I run up to town some day I will of course dine with you & hear all your news!

I suppose you both have been [p. 2] having very grand times this season - but especially you must tell me all about your ball! a great success I am sure! -

With kindest messages to you both[4],

J McNeill Whistler

7. Marlborough Street. Bath -

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1.  [December 1901/January 1902]
Dated from the address and reference to Christmas. JW spent some weeks convalescing from illness in Bath between December 1901 and January 1902.

2.  Bridget Agnes Singleton
Bridget Agnes Hiffernan (1844/1845-after 1919), mistress and later wife of C. J. Singleton, and sister of Joanna Hiffernan [more].

3.  ALS
Written on narrow bordered mourning paper. Published in Sotheby's sale catalogue, London, 10 December 1923 (lot 405).

4.  both
JW was referring also to Charles James Singleton, Jr (1841-1918), accountant [more], husband of Agnes Singleton.