Documents associated with: Ten O'Clock Lecture, publication
Record 65 of 71
System Number: 05339
Date: 21 January 1890
Author: James Runciman
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R234
Document Type: ALS
19 Grange Road
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Dear Mr Whistler
Thank you for the papers. I shall send the Magazine soon, as I know the article thoroughly. I read the "Ten o'clock". Cecil Raleigh told me about it on the day after the first trial. It is very witty & very wise, & I can see now exactly the genesis of the "Decay of Lying". It is probable that this fat chap was soaking your talk without your knowing it, & he fixed up [p. 2] his paper from a long series of borrowings. By the way I had a good spell of fun with Oscar in Vanity Fair about 2 weeks ago in a note on the magazines. He dreads me fearfully, though I am sure I shd not hurt him if he did not do wrong to good writing & good art. By the way, my brother is a painter who lives not far from you. I think him a genius, but he will not speak to anyone, nor advertise.
Added in another hand.
3. Ten o'clock
Whistler, James McNeill, Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'clock', London, 1888.
5. Decay of Lying
O. Wilde, 'The Decay of Lying', The Nineteenth Century Review, January 1889.
Thomas Runciman, watercolour painter, brother of James Runciman.