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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07512
Date: 20 October 1898
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Robert Howard Russell[1]
Place: New York
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler X82
Document Type: ALS


ADRESSE TÉLÉGRAPHIQUE - CHATHAMEL-PARIS
NO. TÉLÉPHONIQUE: 247-53

[Chatham arms with motto:] BENIGNO NUMINE

HOTEL CHATHAM
PARIS

Sir -

Mr. Heinemann[2] was, at first, anxious that you should know my appreciation of your little infamy - I myself had also thought of it -

This is a proof of our incomparable naiveté! - and will amuse you -

What can matter to you, as a smart Yankee, the opinion of merely dull gentleman, the World over! -

I beg to acknowledge that you have every reason for laughing at those who simply put their trust in you -

and I have the honour to be
Sir, Your Obedient Servant

J. McNeill Whistler -

Oct 20. 1898.


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Notes:

1.  Robert Howard Russell
Robert Howard Russell, writer, journalist and publisher [more].

2.  Mr. Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more]. This letter relates to the publication of Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24]. JW became agitated when premature publicity about the American edition of the book appeared and he changed the first place of publication from London to Paris.