Documents associated with: Balestier, Wolcott
Record 16 of 17
System Number: 08465
Date: [May/June 1892]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
33. Rue de Tournon. Paris -
My dear Publisher -
How very nice of you! - I am sure the box will be a great boon - and quite an arsenal, for future Editions of the Gentle Art. -
Herewith the revises -
I want you to tell McCall that he has not got the chic of the last two pages of the Catalogue at all - (pages 330. and 331.)
Look how much better this is in the original Brown paper Catalogue (Way's)
I send you the pages (28 & 29) for reference -
I want [p. 2] McCall to get the placing of the par[agraph]s. something like it is in Way's -
For this purpose he will have to begin on page 328 - and bring down the Resumé etc . .
It is all very easy, but it is very awkwardly managed just now -
I have done you six beautiful new Butterflies - which I hope you will like for I have taken lots of trouble -
Tell us some news -
1. [May/June 1892]
Dated from address and reference to Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd ed., London and New York, 1892.
Written in purple ink.
Added at top in another hand.
5. Gentle Art
Cited in date note above.
10. Balestier's book
Charles Wolcott Balestier (1861-1891), novelist and literary agent [more]. The reference is probably to Balestier's novel The Average Woman: A Common Story, published posthumously by Heinemann in 1892.