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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02078
Date: 19 May 1891
Author: William Heinemann[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H179
Document Type: TLS


WM HEINEMANN,
PUBLISHER.

TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS:
"SUNLOCKS, LONDON."

21, BEDFORD STREET,
LONDON,
W. C.

May 19, 1891.

Dear Mr. Whistler,

When I saw you last, you promised to come and take me out to breakfast one morning, but you have not been up yet.

Now Mr. Appleton[2], of New York, is here, and I have shown him those lithographs[3] of yours. He is very much interested in them, and perhaps we could manage together some sort of publication after your idea. You remember, you spoke to me about it once. I must unfortunately leave London for a few days on Friday, so I want you to come down here about half-past twelve on Thursday, to meet Mr. Appleton and just let us discuss the possibilities of your scheme.

Please drop me a line to-night, to say that you will come.

Yours very sincerely,

Wm Heinemann

James McNeil [sic] Whistler, Esq.


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Notes:

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

2.  Mr. Appleton
William Henry Appleton (1814-1899), publisher [more].

3.  lithographs
Heinemann and JW hoped to publish a series of lithographs under the title 'Songs on Stone' during the latter part of 1891. Their intention seems to have been to publish a series of four plates in Britain and America in periodic parts (see W. Heinemann to JW, 24 December 1891, #02083). However, the project was never completed and appears to have been abandoned by the spring of 1894 (see W. Heinemann to JW, #02086).