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System Number: 06698
Date: [1882/1884][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W692
Document Type: ALS


Dear Nellie -

Of course I am shocking but if you knew how I am pulled about -

In an awful hurry I can only say - keep all that Lady Archie[3] has "dropped"! -

She will call for them herself when she comes back from Coomb[4] - Also I am off for a day - and so cannot eat Tom's[5] fish! -

Ever so many thanks for every thing

Always

Jim


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Notes:

1.  [1882/1884]
Dated from reference to Lady Archie (see below).

2.  Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Helen ('Nellie') Euphrosyne Whistler (1849-1917), née Ellen Ionides, JW's sister-in-law [more].

3.  Lady Archie
Janey Sevilla Campbell (ca 1846 - d.1923), née Callander, Lady Archibald Campbell [more], who may have been posing for Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) at the time.

4.  Coomb
Coombe was the Campbells' country house in Surrey.

5.  Tom
Possibly Thomas Delano Whistler (1857-1921), engineer, JW's nephew [more].