The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05597
Date: 11 December [1860 or 1862/1870][1]
Author: H. Stewart[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S243
Document Type: ALS

11 December

S. W.

Now - oyez - oyez -[4]
please take note & reply -
this is my last attempt young Sir

Will you lunch with me on the 24th? at 2 o'clock sharp - & be here 10 minutes before??

[p. 2] c'est à prendre ou à laisser[5]
to meet Mrs Kendal Miss Anderson[6] &ct

yours selon[7]

H Stewart

No reply - no admission
one woman is as good as another man
so look to it

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1.  11 December [1860 or 1862/1870]
Dated from tone of letter, suggesting JW and the writer are young, and good friends. In December 1859 and 1861 JW was in Paris.

2.  H Stewart
H. Stewart, possibly a collector.

JW might have met Stewart through Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more], who lived at 62 Sloane Street.

4.  oyez - oyez -
'Hear this - hear this,' the call of a town crier.

5.  c'est à prendre ou à laisser
Fr., take it or leave it.

6.  Mrs Kendal Miss Anderson
Not identified. They may have been friends, singers or actresses, such as Madge Kendal (1849-1935), née Margaret Shafto Robertson, actress and manager [more].

7.  selon
Fr., depending.