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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02038
Date: 15 March 1888
Author: James R. Osgood[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H139
Document Type: ALS


OFFICE OF
HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,
(JAMES R. OSGOOD, AGENT,)

30, FLEET ST, LONDON. E. C.

March 15. 1888

Dear Mr Whistler:

I have just returned from America, and find the matter of the Ten O'Clock[2] still unsettled, awaiting my return.

I have seen Mr Chatto[3] and am fully in possession of his views, and I am desirous of seeing you and coming to something definite. When and where can we meet?

Yours truly

J. R. Osgood

J. McNeill Whistler Esq.


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Notes:

1.  James R. Osgood
James Ripley Osgood (1836-1892), agent for Harper and Bros, publishers [more].

2.  Ten O'Clock
The 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' was JW's chief public statement of his aesthetic ideas. It was first delivered in London on 20 February 1885 at the Prince's Hall, Piccadilly. This note concerns a proposal to publish the 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' in Harper's Monthly magazine (see Harper to JW, #02035). According to Osgood's previous letter (#02037), Harper & Co. had declined to meet JW's terms over publication of the lecture in book form.

3.  Mr Chatto
Andrew Chatto (1840-1913), publisher [more]. The 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' was to be published in London by Chatto & Windus on 11 May and thus Osgood was anxious to resolve contractual matters between the two publishers.