Documents associated with: politics, USA
Record 6 of 9
System Number: 07021
Date: [23 December 1895]
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Recipient: William McNeill Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1010
Document Type: ALS
We are shocking correspondents Willie! but we are all right - you & I! -
Well I'm not so bad as the papers make me out to be! - and I am coming up to town again in a couple of days - when of course I am coming round to see you - But don't say anything about it -
It amuses me immensely to see the eagerness with which they would do away with me altogether - and yet claim the work as [p. 2] British! in the face of the Monroe doctrine !
Impudence - aint it! -
It is true I didn't get round to see you - but not only was I as usual run off my legs - but I was worried to death and could talk to no one - not even you - or to myself either if it came to that -
However brighter days are coming - but that scoundrel Champneys - and a man who takes away hope from the patient entrusted to him is a vile scoundrel - Champneys has been the curse of our lives - and what he could not in his smug [...]
Love and Merry Christmas to both of you -
I am glad Nellie liked the exhibition.
William McNeill Whistler. Esq. M. D.
17. Wimpole Street -
Cavendish Square -
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LYME REGIS / D / DE 23 / 95
1. [23 December 1895]
Dated from the postmark.
3. shocking correspondents
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more], had written to Dr Whistler wondering where JW was as he had heard reports that he was unwell (see W. McN. Whistler to C. J. W. Hanson, #07020).
4. Monroe doctrine
The basis for U. S. foreign policy set forth by President James Monroe on 2 December 1823 in his message to Congress. One of the central tenets of the doctrine was the declaration that an attempt by a European power to subjugate or take power over any nation in the Western Hemisphere would be regarded as a hostile act against the United States.
A doctor consulted by the Whistlers.
A page must be missing from the text at this point.
Helen ('Nellie') Euphrosyne Whistler (1849-1917), née Ellen Ionides, JW's sister-in-law [more]. The recently opened exhibition was Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895.
11. [butterfly signature]
'Love and Merry Christmas ... [butterfly signature]' is written in the margins of p. 2 at right angles to the main text.