The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08475
Date: [April 1893?][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: William Heinemann[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALc


Well - Amazing! - So you are really getting over there before us! -

Enclosed a few notes[4] that I hope may help slightly the "good time" you are sure to have any how -

Now mind be sure you go to Chicago - It would be inexcusably monstrous [p. 2] to miss it -

I scarcely have a moment - but that moment I give you to wish you all the bon voyages there, and about, and back - for now you have begun, I suppose you will end in a yacht of your own -

Get me money from the Lovell[5] people! -

You have then our best wishes and come back soon - They do say that it is nothing of a journey after all -

Be sure you write[6] from America - I shall be full of curiosity -


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1.  [April 1893?]
Dated by the reference to Heinemann's trip to America in May 1893, from which he had returned by 21 June 1893 (see JW's letter to Heinemann, 21 June 1893, #09855). Dated also by the reference to 'Chicago', meaning the World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893, which opened on 1 May, for six months.

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

3.  '[1893]'
Added in another hand.

4.  notes
To C. L. Freer, #08588, and F. J. Hecker, #08589. See also JW's letter to I. S. Gardner, #09123.

5.  Lovell
Publishers in New York.

6.  write
Double underlined.