Documents associated with: costume, dress
Record 14 of 17
System Number: 04773
Date: [20 February 1900]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P413
Document Type: AL
ADRESSE TÉLÉGRAPHIQUE - CHATHAMEL-PARIS
NO. TÉLÉPHONIQUE : 247-53
[Chatham coat of arms with motto:] BENIGNO NUMINE
How is your picture Major - and I am not astonished that an old Bowery newspaper print should have been palmed off upon a people so ready to fall into every trap prepared, either for the Bulls at home, or the Bullers abroad.
What alone concerns me is that you should, with such painful pertinacity, wish to believe in, and indeed take comfort in, a doughty deed, that as I have elaborately explained to you, the whole world has in horror! -
No! The long "snake" lash in the hands of the handsome and overheated American, (whose just wrath it is quite proper you should not [p. 2] understand) will be easily recognised by Ronnie, or Teddie, from what they remember of Buffalo Bill and his cow boys - and Bunnie shall, if she choses [sic], make clearer to you this evidently scandalous incident of the raffish Restaurant suppers, with which you have shocked me! -
However, far from me to force upon unwilling Ward the noble principles of West Point! - and so from hence forth. I leave you to your uncurbed fancies, for the Sunday Sheets of Chelsea & Reynolds & the rest of it!
The gentle strain of tenderness of my own sweet epistles, in the midst, would be of course not unlike the soft song of Shelley, whispered at the top of the street! !!
[p. 3] If the weather is not too awful, and you have the time, I should like that head of the baby I did at Etretat sent at once through Mr. Marchant, (Goupils) to their house here - It must not have any frame - but then must be wrapped in something - some old drapery - and tied up in brown paper - I should like my little panels, shops or sea pieces if you find any about on the shelves - Also my India muslin dress still left in the drawers (the key you have with you there) and I believe there is a black muslin dress - It would go folded inside the brown paper over the picture -
[Chatham coat of arms and motto:] BENIGNO NUMINE
Miss Rosalind Birnie-Philip
36. Tite Street
[stamp:] POSTE / 25/ REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] [PARIS] 81 / R.DES CAPUCINES / M / 20 FEVR / 00
[postmark on verso:] [LON]DON. S. W / 31 / 8. AM / FE 21 / 00
1. [20 February 1900]
Dated by postmark.
The envelope has a deep mourning border.
12. at once
Continued in the left margin on p. 3.