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System Number: 06970
Date: [24 December 1862/1869][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Julia de Kay Whistler[2]
Place: [London or Brighton]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W959
Document Type: PD/Ms

[Colour print[3] of floral spray with berries]

Julia Whistler



Uncle Jim

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1.  [24 December 1862/1869]
Dated from hand-writing and from status of Julia Whistler. This card was obviously sent to Julia when she was young, probably soon after her father, George William Whistler (1822-1869), engineer, JW's half-brother [more], returned from St Petersburg to London, around September 1862. They later settled in Brighton (see #11977).

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

3.  colour print
At the bottom is printed: 'COPYRIGHT, 1576, BY L. PRANG & CO.' The first Christmas card, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, is said to have been that designed in 1843 by John Calcott Horsley (1817-1903), historical genre painter and etcher [more], for Sir Henry ('King') Cole (1808-1882), civil servant and museum director [more].