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Record 11 of 13

System Number: 03328
Date: [14 September 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 10
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,[3]
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

Waldo[4] has turned up - and I am to breakfast with him -

So I fancy we might say tomorrow at half past 3. -

Waldo is coming to see you and the picture[5] - and much will be said -

[p. 2] What will you! - She has it all her own way - and there is no hurry! -

Always devotedly

[butterfly signature]

Katherine[6] came down to the studio after you left - repentant & superb -

She shall make tea for you tomorrow - But I prefer it as we had it today! - still you must not be wearied with little cares! -


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Envelope:

To
The Lady Collin Campbell -
2. Victoria Mansions
Westminster
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] CHARING CROSS.W.C / SP14 / 86
[p. 2] BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

[butterfly signature]



Notes:

1.  [14 September 1886]
Dated from the postmark transcribed by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more], in her ms copy of the same letter (GUL MS Whistler LB5/144).

2.  Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell
Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell (1857-1911), née Blood, Lady Colin Campbell, writer, art critic and amateur artist [more].

3.  BEEFSTEAK CLUB
A private gentleman's club. JW seems to have spent a considerable time writing notes on their notepaper (see also #08597 and #10831).

4.  Waldo
Thomas Waldo Story (1854-1915), sculptor [more].

5.  the picture
Harmony in White and Ivory: Portrait of Lady Colin Campbell (YMSM 354).

6.  Katherine
Not identified.