Documents associated with: Académie Carmen
Record 17 of 69
System Number: 08801
Date: [January/April 1899]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac -
Now this is what I want! - I want the registering part of the "Gramophone"! -
The head office is in London -
Imhof & Mukle, 110. New Oxford Street -
Don't you think you might go there and get it for me? - I suppose it attaches to the machine I have - But in any case, if it be altogether a separate instrument, I want it! - You see if I had it, I could put it in the Academie, and everything would be recorded - and by and bye you could bring out [p. 2] the "Whistler Cours" in a wonderful book! - and what an amazing thing that would be! - Dont say anything about it - but do see about it - I shall try in Paris too - but I may not find it -
Now this must go -
1. [January/April 1899]
The letter is dated in an unknown hand 'Jan '99', although it could date from nearer the publication date of Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24], in May 1899.
3. Imhof & Mukle
The London Post Office Directory of 1893 describes their business as 'automatic orchestras, pneumatic & handle dance-pianos, organs & musical boxes; repairs of every description. Makers to Her Majesty by special appointment, 110 New Oxford street, Holborn end WC'.
The Académie Carmen, newly started by Carmen Rossi in Paris; JW visited it occasionally.