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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08430
Date: 24 September 1898
Author: William Heinemann[1]
Place: London
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection
Document Type: TLS


WM HEINEMANN,
PUBLISHER.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS:
"SUNLOCKS, LONDON." [...]

21, BEDFORD STREET,
LONDON,
W. C.

September 24, 1898.

Dear Mr. Thomson,

Mr. Whistler showed me your letter[3] this morning, and I now receive your own[4]. Of course we will do nothing to hurt you - that goes without saying - and I have asked him to take your name out altogether, although I am sorry to miss it from this chapter of history.

Yours sincerely,

Wm Heinemann

D. C. Thomson, Esq.


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Notes:

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

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. This relates to the publication of 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's account of his quarrel with Sir William Eden (1849-1915), painter and collector [more].

3.  letter
D. C. Thomson to JW, 24 September 1898, #08433. Thomson feared that if JW mentioned his name in the book Eden, 'finding he could not touch you', would pursue him instead.

4.  your own
See D. C. Thomson to W. Heinemann, 23 September 1898, #08434.