Documents associated with: Paddon, Samuel Wreford
Record 17 of 36
System Number: 04369
Date: [9 July 1882?]
Recipient: Samuel Wreford Paddon
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P8
Document Type: ALd
No no! too late my dear Paddon this professed
indifference disregard to all further details in this matter! -
To challenge certain evidence and thus to refuse to receive it was original enough - even when I waived all consideration of the bet - But to
refuse publish my letters without my permission and without admitting the testimony of Mr Jack McNay that had been called for - thus leaving upon the minds of your readers the impression that it was either not forth coming or adverse to myself, is more than excentric [sic] - Ces choses là ne se font pas mon ami! -
That you should cling to your
faith belief and that you should make of the wily Portuguee a chosen comparison for life was your own affair - Remember that I dropped the discussion [p. 2] months ago with a readiness that must have pleased you that I ventured to hope might still not reveal any sense of pity or fatigue indifference and wit at your request witheld [sic] in good faith Mr MacNay's letter - but now that you have chosen to take this decided and unwarrantable truly incredible step I am forced, (forgive me), to send you the enclosed copy of that letter - which, if I may be permitted I would suggest that for your own sake you yourself should hasten to publish and circulate among those who might erroniously [sic] suppose that the printed "Correspondence" exhausts the question Catalogue of Howell's capacities
ds in the triumph of virtue as personified by that naif enfant -
best wishes sympathies
and believe me
Very sincerely Yrs
3. No 3
Both drafts (#09527 and #04369) were numbered '3' by JW, presumably while preparing for the publication of Whistler, James McNeill, Correspondence. Paddon Papers. The Owl and the Cabinet, London, , where the final version is No. IX (#13326). For full annotation of the pamphlet, see JW's letter to S. W. Paddon, 10 March 1882 (#09519).
5. Ces choses là ne se font pas mon ami
Fr., these things are not done, my friend.
7. naif enfant
Fr., naive child.