Documents associated with: Wagner, Wilhelm Richard
Record 5 of 5
System Number: 04618
Date: 9 February 1902
Author: Harper Pennington
Place: [New York]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P258
Document Type: ALS
234 Fifth Avenue
Feb. 9th 1902
My dear Jimmy:
I found a lot of caricatures and scraps in an old sketch-book, not long ago, &, as they seemed fairly interesting, I wrote a few lines about them, and the Century Magazine is going to publish the thing. There is a jaunty sketch of you, one or two of MacMonies [sic], Wagner, Browning (which they found "painful & not amusing"!) [...] the Century, & a lot more.
The Editor seems to be in a fright for fear you would be angry, but I told him that you had yourself commended other scratches I made of you, besides my having had one in Punch. Lord knows whether or no you will hate this thing, but it isn't disagreeable, really.
How are you?
Yours as Ever,
p. s. It was like a breath of fresh air in a musty room to have that dear Crazy Waldo over here.
Envelope:James McN. Whistler, Esq.
[stamp (torn):] UNITED STATES POSTAGE / 5 / FIVE CENTS
[postmark:] PARIS / [...]TP[...]R / 14 / 20 - 2 / 02
'36 Tite Street'
[postmark:] NEW YORK, N. Y. - FOR. B'CH / 190 / FEB 10 / 1 - AM
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R. DU BAC / 18 * / 22 - 2 / 02
[green wax seal]
Letter folded and sealed with wax, with the address and stamp on the other side.
3. Century Magazine
Pennington, Harper, 'Artist Life in Venice,' Century Magazine, vol. 64, no. 6, October 1902.
Small tear in sheet resulting in the loss of one or two words.
Harper Pennington, 'Note of a recently "Established President", Punch, vol. 90, 19 June 1886, p. 30; see also MacDonald, Margaret F. et al, Whistler, Women and Fashion, New Haven and London, 2003, p. 12.