UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
Home > On-line Edition > Browse Subjects > Document Display

return to search results

Documents associated with: birthday
Record 4 of 10

System Number: 06683
Date: 26 July 1868
Author: George William Whistler[1]
Place: Carlsbad
Recipient: Julia de Kay Whistler[2]
Place: [ ]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W677
Document Type: ALS


'No. 89'[3]

[topographical colour illustration with caption:] CARLSBAD.

Bohéme.

July 26. 1868.

My dear little Girl of 13 years -

I cannot allow the day of your birth aniversary [sic] to pass without sending you these few lines from far away to assure you how my dear you are to me, & to bear testemony [sic] to your always having been a good & dutiful daughter every one of your 13 years of life - One day you will probably understand better than you now can what a real happiness it is to a Father when he can write his Daughter of 13 years as I write you to day -

Godbless you my dear Child - from your Father

G. W W.

NB. Tell Ross[4] I dont forget that he is a Good Boy, & that when he is 13 I expect to have as great happiness in writing him as I have had in writing you - Tom[5] & Neva[6] have no birth days just at this time, so they must await their turn -

[p. 3][7]


This document is protected by copyright.


Notes:

1.  George William Whistler
George William Whistler (1822-1869), engineer, JW's half-brother [more].

2.  Julia de Kay Whistler
Julia de Kay Revillon (1855-1930), née Whistler, JW's niece [more].

3.  'No. 89'
Written in pencil in top right corner, in another hand.

4.  Ross
Ross Winans Whistler (b. 1858), JW's nephew [more].

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

6.  Neva
Neva Winans (1860-1907), née Whistler, JW's niece [more].

7.  [p. 3]
Affixed to this page is an oval cut out photograph of George William Whistler.