System Number: 09047
Date: 18 January 
Author: Chatto and Windus
Repository: Reading University Library
Call Number: Archives and Manuscripts: Chatto and Windus archive, C & W 2444/19
Document Type: MsLc
18th Jan [6?]
Dear Mr Whistler
We are already having some enquiries about your "Ten O Clock," and I should be glad to be able to say about the time when it may be expected. We [
took it that?] understand from Mr Sickart, that you accept our offer of a royalty of 2d on all copies sold of the 1/- edition uniform with your Ruskin pamphlet, we paying all expenses of printing and advertising and you reserving the American edition.
Chatto & Windus
J. McN. Whistler Esqr
1. 18 January 
JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' was published by Chatto and Windus in 1888.
This is a copy in a ledger of an untraced original letter to JW.
4. Ten O Clock
The 'Ten O'Clock Lecture,' JW's chief public statement of his aesthetic ideas, would be published on 11 May; see Whistler, James McNeill, Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'clock', London, 1888. A modest edition had already been printed by Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more] in 1885; see Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, A. 8-9.
A reference to Whistler, James McNeill, Whistler v. Ruskin: Art and Art Critics, London, 1878, JW's polemic against art criticism.