The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09495
Date: [9 April 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Herbert Vivian[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Call Number: Walter Brewster Collection
Document Type: ALS[3]

110. Rue du Bac -

'9th Apl 1895'

My dear Vivian -

Many thanks for your last note - I suppose you are still in the country, as you have not given me your town address -

By this time doubtless the Guardian has printed the Interview[4] - Will you not send me a couple of copies of the paper - I am afraid we couldn't possibly get it here.

As I told you, the photograph had gone on to the Editor some days before - He ought to have had it last Friday or Saturday -


When do you go to town? -

[p. 2] What a horrible business this end of Oscar[5]! - and the squalid details of cell, and prison van - and the rest of it - !

Write me a line -

Very sincerely

J. McN. Whistler

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Herbert Vivian Esq.
Stoughton Vicarage
Emsworth -
'Arundel[6] Hotel
Arundel Street
London WC'
[postmark:] PARIS / 32 / BAL DE COMMERCE / 7E | 9 / AVRIL / 95
[postmark:] EMSWORTH / 6 / AP [10] / 95


1.  [9 April 1895]
Dated from postmark. The date is also written in another hand in pencil on p. 1. The letter was originally sent to Emsworth, but was forwarded to Vivian in London.

2.  Herbert Vivian
Herbert Vivian (1865-1940), author, editor of The Whirlwind [more]. See JW's previous letter, [6 April 1895], #09494.

3.  ALS
'2' written in another hand at top right of p. 2 and on the envelope.

4.  Interview
In the Manchester Guardian.

5.  Oscar
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde (1854-1900), writer, critic and playwright [more]. See #09494.

6.  Arundel
'Arundel ... WC' written in ink in another hand.