The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07427
Date: [1873/1874][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [unknown][2]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler X1
Document Type: ALS

Midnight - or after -?

Just come in and find your note - all right - va pour Vendredi - (quotation!)[3] and many thanks - and great pleasure - - petite salade[4] I'll mix! - 7 o'clock -

Ever Yours -

J[butterfly signature][5]

[p. 2] 'about 1876[6]'

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1.  [1873/1874]
Dated from writing and butterfly signature.

2.  [unknown]
The informal tone suggests this was written to a close friend, such as Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

3.  va pour Vendredi - (quotation!)
Fr., all right for Friday. The source of the quotation has not been identified.

4.  petite salade
Fr., little salad.

5.  J[butterfly signature]
The form of the signature is unusual, with a distinct 'J' joined on to the line across the top of the wings of the butterfly.

6.  about 1876
Written in another hand, in pencil.