System Number: 09879
Date:  September 1894
Author: Harper's Magazine
Repository: The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Call Number: MA 1950
Document Type: MsLc
J. McNeill Whistler Esqre.
Our attention has been called to the attack made upon you by Mr Du Maurier in the novel "Trilby" which is now appearing in our Magazine[.] If we had had any knowledge of personal reference to yourself being intended we should not have permitted the publication of such passage as could be offensive to you. As it is we have freely made such reparation as is in our power.
We have agreed to stop future sales of the March number of The European Edition of Harpers Magazine and we undertake that when the story appears in the form of a book the March number shall be so rewritten as to omit every mention of the offensive character. Moreover we engage to print and insert in the European Edition of our Magazine for the month of November this letter of apology addressed to you.
Assuring you again of our sincere regret that you should have sustained the slightest annoyance in any publication of ours,
We are, Dear Sir
[p. 2] From letter of Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., Sept. 8, 1894:
We are glad to inform you that Mr. Whistler is now content to sign the proposed agreement, amended so as to omit the American edition of the March number of the Magazine. We have accordingly signed the agreement, and we enclose the letter of regret etc., for your signature.
1.  September 1894
Dated from reference to letter of Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., Sept. 8, 1894.
Du Maurier, George, 'Trilby,' Harper's New Monthly Magazine, serialised, begun 1 January 1894; reprinted (expunged) as Trilby: A Novel, New York, 1894; regular ed., London and New York, 1895.