The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10682
Date: [March 1898][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Mrs Jay[2]
Place: [Paris?]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2 /11/4
Document Type: MsLc[3]


110 rue du Bac

It is most kind and nice of you, dear Mrs Jay to ask me - but I am, I fear, poor company for a party - So this time you will forgive my not being able to take my place among your guests -

You were both always charming and kind friends - and I should like to see you much - Will you let me come and dine with you some evening, simply by yourselves? Nothing would give me greater pleasure -

With kindest regards to yourself and your husband, and many regrets
Always, dear Mrs Jay
Very sincerely Yours

J. McNeill Whistler

(March 1898 - Mr Whistler was still in deep mourning for his wife[4])

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1.  [March 1898]
Date noted by the copyist at the foot of the page.

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

3.  MsLc
The copy is in an unknown hand.

4.  wife
This sentence is a note by the copyist, referring to Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].