The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07960
Date: 17 March [1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Francis Vielé-Griffin[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/39/20
Document Type: ALS[3]


My dear Mr Vielé Griffin -

If I may, do you know, I think I will come up to you tomorrow morning - before breakfast - say at about 11. - It would be well to consult together about the little matter[4] - that we may know how to combine with Mirbeau[5], in the present uncertainty as to whether he get an answer, in the country, or you get one in town? - so that the next day (tuesday) we could meet about the middle of the day or in the early afternoon to decide about everything - What do you think? - Don't trouble to write - let me come - unless you are going to be out - in which case, will you wire to the hotel?

I should leave here, on my way to you, at about half past ten - perhaps I had better wait in until 11. ock, when, if [p. 2] I have not heard, I shall start for the Rue de la Pompe -

With much regret at giving such trouble to you, and with a thousand thanks beforehand for your great courtesy,

Very sincerely yours

J. McNeill Whistler.

Sunday night March 17 -

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1.  17 March [1895]
Year dated from sequence of correspondence (see below).

2.  Francis Vielé-Griffin
Francis Vielé-Griffin (1863/1864-1937), poet [more].

3.  ALS
The letter is written at right angles to the printed address.

4.  little matter
JW had challenged George Moore (1852-1933), novelist and art critic [more], to a duel (see O. Mirbeau and F. Vielé-Griffin to G. Moore, 15 March 1895, #04081).

5.  Mirbeau
Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917), novelist, art critic and amateur painter [more].