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System Number: 02451
Date: [14 August 1896][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Louise Kinsella[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler K34
Document Type: ALS[3]

'Aug. 14th. 1896.'

St. Judes Cottage - Heath End -
Hampstead -

Dear Miss Kinsella -

I am thinking that after all our lovely picture[4] ought to have a day or twos rest! -

Let us all profit by it - and say Monday - We dont want the canvas to lose any of its bloom -

[p. 2] Alors[5] - shall we say Monday - and if you like to ask the others up - I mean Pearsall Smith[6] and little Jonathan[7] - we can show them the "Iris" lady on Monday evening or tuesday! -

Always Very sincerely

J McNeill Whistler

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Miss Louise Kinsella
Burton's Hotel
29. Queen Anne's Gate -
[postmark:] HAMPSTEAD / N. W. / 12.15AM / AU 14 / 96
[postmark on verso:] LONDON- S. W. / 5.15.AM / AU14 / 96 / 17


1.  [14 August 1896]
Dated from the postmark. This date is also inserted in another hand on the letter.

2.  Louise Kinsella
Louise Kinsella (d. 1923), patron of JW [more].

3.  ALS
The paper has a deep mourning border.

4.  picture
Rose et vert: L'Iris - Portrait of Miss Kinsella (YMSM 420).

5.  Alors
Fr., so then/in that case.

6.  Pearsall Smith
Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), writer [more].

7.  Jonathan
Jonathan Sturges (1864-1911), author and translator [more].