The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08563
Date: [January 1898?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: William Heinemann[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS


Shocking bit of paper my dear Publisher and I cannot write [with] this pin!

But you shall have everything next week - So that's all right -

Keep out of queer Company! and all may yet be well

[butterfly signature]

The Ouida[3] letter lovely - !

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1.  [January 1898?]
The year was inserted in another hand at the top of the sheet. It is possible that JW's promise that Heinemann 'shall have everything next week' relates to the proofs of JW's account of the trial of Eden v Whistler, which he finally won on appeal in December 1897: Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24].

2.  William Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

3.  Ouida
'Ouida', née Louise de la Ramée (1839-1908), novelist [more]. The letter is unidentified.