Documents associated with: memorial (Rossetti)
Record 2 of 2
System Number: 05249
Date: [18 July 1887]
Recipient: William Michael Rossetti
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R145
Document Type: ALdS
[sketch of woman]
My dear William -
I am shocked to find that a printed lithographed circular (which with its fellows found its way into the waste paper basket) - turns out to have been an invitation to a function from which I would not for worlds have been absent - I mean of course the unveiling of the drinking fountain in memory of Gabrielle [sic] Rossetti -
I am greatly mortified to
think know that foolish inattention [p. 2] on my part to printed circulars should have kep lost me an occasion of doing honour to a rare friend of your brother's rare calibre -
how could you have allowed what a regrettable how regrettable is it that a matter of such weight should have been heralded in such an unimportant manner!
No personal note of any kind came to warn me of the event, and I never dreamed that a ceremony of this nature was taking place within a stone's throw of my own
place home -
I can only trust that no other old friend of Gabriel's was
lost disappointed from the same cause -
Always affectionately Yours
J McN Whistler
454. Fulham Rd -
1. [18 July 1887]
Dated from reference to D. G. Rossetti's memorial. This is a draft for #11084, to which W. M. Rossetti replied on 21 July 1887 (#05250).
3. BEEFSTEAK CLUB.
Embossed on page.
4. [sketch of woman]
Lady wearing a dress with a bustle (M.1137).