System Number: 09059
Date: [10 April 1890?]
Recipient: George Ravenscroft Dennis
Repository: Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA
Call Number: The Tracy W. McGregor Library, Box #17
Document Type: ALS
21, CHEYNE WALK,
My dear Dennis -
This is the copy of telegram:- "To the Editor - "
"Recieved [sic] your Poster - thanks - charming! You have forgotten the final S. -
Do copy it with punctuation and all like the above -
Of course you [p. 2] will omit the name of the d—n paper - Say that
having rec The Editor of some City Newspaper in his fear that Mr Whistler might not, by ordinary means come upon such publication, and so miss altogether a more or less abusive article upon himself, sent to him, folded into the small space of an envelope, a huge monster hand bill, upon which was printed in letters of flaming red the headline:
The following is the telegram wired back by
that [City's general printers?] that amiable artist. - -
Mind you post me a couple of copies tonight -
I leave town tomorrow morning for a few days and so shall not see you at the club, to express to you my pleasure at the pretty way you do this thing, until my return -
Que Dieu vous garde!
The name is not entirely legible, but may be that of George Ravenscroft Dennis (fl. 1891-1924), writer, and co-author of Way, Thomas Robert, and G. R. Dennis, The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London, 1903. A review of that book is associated with the letter.
Presumably the Editor of The Rialto.
6. Que Dieu vous garde!
Fr., God keep you.