System Number: 09589
Date: [August 1886]
Recipient: Editor, Court and Society Review
Repository: Whistler House, Lowell, MA
Call Number: Acc. No. 1989.81.2
Document Type: ALS
Entre conspirateurs doubt is more disturbing than disaster! -
I send you these "brown paper" antecedents, trusting you may trace something like method in the madness of which I am sure you have, since yesterday's talk, more than a dark suspicion -
With apologies for the trouble I inflict,
Please don't let the Ten O'clock go at all into other hands -
This is his address
19. Kisseleff Strasse
Also could you send me by bearer the proof of the doctors letter - and his own letter? I promised that I would ask for it -
The tone suggests that this could have been written to a friend or colleague in art or publishing, such as Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more] or Henry Du Pré Labouchère (1831-1912), journalist and Liberal MP [more].
3. Entre conspirateurs
Fr., between conspirators.
4. brown paper antecedents
JW published several pamphlets and catalogues bound in brown paper.
5. Ruskin pamphlet
Whistler, James McNeill, Whistler v. Ruskin: Art and Art Critics, London, 1878.
6. Notes, Harmonies, Nocturnes
Exhibition catalogue, 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884.
7. Ten O'clock
Whistler, James McNeill, Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'Clock.', London, 1885.
Exhibition catalogue, Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883.
Correspondence in the Court and Society Review, which started with Salaman, Malcolm C., 'Hail President Whistler,' The Court and Society Review, 10 June 1886; and included Stott, William, 'Whistler and His Critics,' The Court and Society Review, vol. 3, no. 108, 29 July 1886, p. 678; see Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, J. 116, 118.