Documents associated with: publication, pamphlet
Record 12 of 15
System Number: 11277
Date: [28 November/5 December 1897]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 10/854-5
Document Type: TLc
I am delighted to know that you are not off yet - and that of course you will come over again before you do go.
Everything is excellent about the Saturday - and I knew naturally that the Max man's business was complete - I also heard this on all sides - for it appears the letter was much talked of! and the belockten Yunglings distress greatly enjoyed! -
This last, that after all is not necessary to the episode, I only dreamed of sending because of the "delightfully dirty little note!" which I do think was really an inspiration - was as you say, mad to have risked, or more than "the Editor" could be expected to put in his own posters! -
What I am thinking of is of course an English edition - and it is certain to be a success -
What do you think of a run again over here? - Why not at the end of the week - and stay a day or two - Perhaps I might go back with you to London - for a few days. I[f] I were you I shouldn't dream of crossing the Atlantic in these fearful wind storms - and as clearly you have managed to change your ticket I would run no further risks -
(p. 2) That was a pretty shot of mine, the telegram to the N. Y. World, wasn't it? - You saw it you know and have sent no copy -
Well I am off now to studio -
1. [28 November/5 December 1897]
Dated by the reference to letters recently published in the Saturday Review (see below).
JW had recently written a letter in the press; see Whistler, James McNeill, 'An Acknowledgement,' The Saturday Review, no. 2196, vol. 84, 27 November 1897 (#09921). This was in response to Beerbohm, Max, 'Papillon Range', Saturday Review, vol. 84, no. 2195, 20 November 1897, pp. 546-47.
Possibly Whistler, James McNeill, Eden v. Whistler, [n.p.], 1897.
10. telegram to the N. Y. World
To the New York World, not located.