System Number: 08518
Date: [15/22 May 1899]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
Rushing! - Wired Simpkins this morning "All right writing" -
Have Webbs opinion "Cannot attack Bank account -" -
Don't seem to me that the Morning Post was very bad - rather well perhaps for the moment - And why should not other papers be prevented by the calm & rather "dignified" tone of Post [p. 2] which ought to sound as if "of course - all right - & success".
The Morning Post man here Mr Douglas, who did the trial, has been after me all the while - and yesterday again - begging for book to do something - [
Shall?] Shall I give it him for further review for Monday - Dunn might put it in - But the others are sure - I feel that success "is round"! - and I smell the battle - Of course I write to Simpkins and tell him am responsible - Why not now yourself go and see him on this note - and push see that he goes on - But who is to be the "other party" - ? - You dont seem to have answered my wire of this morning? - I wanted text for Simpkins letter - However - he will show you - and you can encourage - Seeing May in morning - Cannot Brentano do something as an order to appease May meanwhile
1. [15/22 May 1899]
This dates from after 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], on 13 May, in Paris; it forms part of a sequence of undated letters (see #09889, #04744, #08521, #10812, #08800). Another hand has inserted '[May 1899]' at the top.
The paper has a deep mourning border.
Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., publishers and newsagents.
Corrected from 'the'.
Douglas, possibly a journalist at the Morning Post; he covered the Eden v Whistler trial for the Morning Post.
A. Homeyer Dunn, employee of the Fine Art Society.