The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08510
Date: [25 November 1898][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: ALS

Perhaps it was the view - for the garden the other evening looked very much of a lovely Nocturne in Blue & Silver! -

But the place itself too - I was pleased with it -

The only thing I know nothing about, is the health side of the question - and the comfort -

Into this you will probably have looked yourself - This morning I was prevented getting across the water but tomorrow I must manage it once more for you - Though I promised to be at the Academie[3] at 9! - -

As to the success of that now famous [p. 2] Establishment, it is simply stupendous!!

More about it directly -

If I think still well of the appartement, I will wire "Sunlocks, pleased" but I wish you had some wiser person to take the responsibility -

Enclosed the letter[4] - all right -

You will see that I have just altered "steeped themselves in crime" to "plunged into crime", which is sharper - quicker - and lighter

So that's all right -

A bientot

[butterfly signature]

Did you ask Mr. Good about my "associated"[5]? -


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1.  [25 November 1898]
Dated in another hand below the text on p. 2.

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

3.  Academie
The Académie Carmen, which was supported by JW, and at which he taught at intervals.

4.  letter
#08500, one of the versions of JW's letter to Heinemann, [18 November 1898], #09159.

5.  my 'associated'
Shares in Australian gold mines; see JW's letter to Heinemann, #10810. 'Did you ask ... associated' is written at right-angles to the main text in the left-hand margin.