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Record 20 of 70
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Dear Lady Sherborne -
I am shocked to find that your kind note has never been answered! - the truth is I have been so involved in work and legal difficulties that all the usual courtesies of life seem to have fallen away form me - I should be so charmed to show you my new home and studio - for I have now [p. 2] been painting in it for some time past - While my old house, I am sorry to say, has been let from the beginning of things, months ago - or rather a new tenant took my place with the landlord and has, I believe, an agreement for several years -
I hope when you return to town I may show you my place, and meanwhile believe me, with many apologies for this tardiness
Very sincerely Yours
J A McN. Whistler
How delighted the Mitfords would have been, had your friends become their neighbors -
1. [November 1878?]
JW moved into the White House at end of September, but appears to have used this headed notepaper from November.
Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford (1837-1916), Lord Redesdale (1886), diplomat, Secretary of the Office of Works, and collector [more]; and Clementine Gertrude Helen Mitford (1854-1932), née Ogilvy, wife of the 1st Baron Redesdale [more].