Documents associated with: publication, pamphlet
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My dear George -
I can at once have printed, (it will take only about 5 or 6 hours) four small pages of letters, with title, which will make a Pamphlet - that is "Whistler's letters" - being an abstract of a Work about to appear -
Which will be issued in May - etc. etc.
Before the opening of the Royal Academy -
etc- etc -
Published by Messrs Cape & Co. 33. Bouverie Street -
[p. 2] Can you not instantly take out
another an injunction preventing his Fords publishing any thing of this matter as it is my property -
It is in every case my property - the letters - and the idea of publication -
Also can you not make him give up the data he has - for they were lent to him - Moreover among the letters were some that had not appeared in Print -
His address I have not yet discovered but one of your people soon could - but any letter if registered care of J McClure Hamilton, 14. Alpha Road. N. W.
I could also at once have the copy right secured in America - and so chequemate [sic] Mr Ford all round and leave him with the expenses he has incurred -
1. [April 1890]
Dated by reference to publication (see below), and from the mention of the forthcoming 'May'.
3. Whistler's letters
Eventually published as Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more]. JW was trying to prevent distribution of Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890.