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System Number: 00808
Date: 28 May 1899
Author: Henry Durand Davray[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D14
Document Type: ALS


33 avenue d'orléans
Paris

28/5/99.

Mon cher maître -

J'ai vu, chez May[2], que le service de presse, avait été exclusivement anglais, pour votre livre "The Baronet & the Butterfly[3]".

Ils ont reçu un certain nombre de coupures, mais pas de journaux français. D'ici quelques jours, il paraîtra [p. 2] au "Journal des Débats" et au "Temps", des notices que j'ai rédigées. Le 1er. Juin j'entre au "Journal" avec la nouvelle direction, et j'y ferai passer un compte rendu aussi long que possible. Il y aura aussi dans diverses revues des Beaux-Arts, des articles à ce sujet. Tout ce qui sera possible, sera fait.

Croyez-moi, mon cher maître, en toute admiration,
Votre bien dévoué

Henry D. Davray.


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Translation:

33 avenue d'orleans
Paris

28/5/99.

My dear master -

I saw, at May's, that the press cutting agency, had been exclusively in English, for your book "The Baronet and the Butterfly".

They have received a certain number of cuttings, but no French papers. In a few days' time, some notices which I have written will appear [p. 2] in the "Journal des Debats" and the "Temps". On June 1st I join the "Journal" with the new management, and I shall have the longest possible article printed. There will also be articles on this subject in various Fine Art reviews. Everything possible will be done.

Believe me, my dear master, in all admiration,
Your very devoted

Henry D. Davray


Notes:

1.  Henry D. Davray
Henry Durand Davray (1873-1944), journalist, translator and literary critic [more].

2.  May
Louis-Henry May, printer [more].

3.  Butterfly
Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24].