Documents associated with: costume, clothes
Record 12 of 19
System Number: 08018
Date: [13 June 1888]
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/44/8
Document Type: ALS
HÔTEL DU TIBRE
8, RUE DU HELDER, 8
What can you mean!- Why have I no report from you this morning? I told you to write to this address any how so that no time should be lost - for even if I could not have got a room they knew me and would keep your letters -
Must I always explain!
Moreover at the Station again I told William that he was at once to post to me here the copies in French of my letter to Alfred Stevens, and his [p. 2] letter to the R B A resigning - why was that not done
Tell John that he has again made a mess of the packing and I cannot conceive what he could be thinking about when he left out my white waistcoat altogether so that I am obliged to go about in my thick clothes.
altogether For I cannot even wear my thin serge trousers as he has not put up the serge waistcoat with them - and what he expected me to do with the white trousers I am sure I don't know - did he think I was going to wear a black cloth waistcoat with them!!
[p. 3] Of course there is no use sending the letters tomorrow -
I shall either leave tomorrow night, or early on Saturday in which latter case I shall be in time for dinner - tell Lizzie a small dinner for two, or three - very simple - Soup and small leg of lamb -
Sunday breakfast - of which more tomorrow - Tell John to take the enclosed letter to Mrs Tennant
and tomorrow morning by 10 o'clock, and ask for if there is an answer - The number in Grosvenor Square you will find in the Red Book - Sir Charles (or something) Tennant - MP - Grosvenor Square -
I cannot understand why you have not written
Send Miss Rosie Pettigrew to Mrs Godwin
J McN Whistler
Written at right-angles to the printed address.
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Simkin, a servant, possibly a cook.
9. Mrs Tennant
Emma Tennant (1828-1895), née Winsloe, wife of Sir Charles Tennant. The letter has not been located.
12. Send Miss ... Godwin
Written diagonally across the bottom left corner. 'Rosie Pettigrew' was Rose Amy Pettigrew (b. 1872), a model, later Mrs Warner [more]; and 'Mrs Godwin' was Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].