System Number: 07651
Date: [7 March 1898]
Recipient: Joseph Pennell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 272/13/8
Document Type: ALS
You have only to sit hard and say nothing until you hear in some official way -
Then you will know - though you will say nothing - that I had not forgotten.
Envelope:[postcard:] Monsieur Joseph Pennell
14. Buckingham Street.
[stamp:] POSTE / 10 / REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
[postmark:] PARIS / DEPART / 9E 7 / MARS / 98
[postmark:] BEDFORD STREET S. O. / W. C. / 7.30.PM / MR 8 / 98
1. [7 March 1898]
Dated from the postmark.
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913), printer, lithographer and painter [more]. JW quarrelled with the Ways the previous year over some unfinished canvases that they had acquired for a guinea at the time of JW's bankruptcy. JW also owed the Ways a bill going back many years (see Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, pp. 133-34 and Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, pp. 131-39).
5. told me
The rest of the letter is written in the left margin at right angles to the main text.