Documents associated with: Académie Carmen, JW's visits
Record 4 of 8
System Number: 08508
Date: [2 November 1898]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
ADRESSE TÉLÉGRAPHIQUE - CHATHAMEL-PARIS
NO. TÉLÉPHONIQUE 257-53
[Chatham coat of arms with motto:] BENIGNO NUMINE
'[ca. Dec. 1898]'
My own weather! and a crossing like a drive in the Bois! -
This is just a line, from "le numéro 8", to tell you again how charming you have made my visit - and how much I regret I could not have carried you back with me -
Paris looks perhaps a little less full - or gay - or something - but awfully nice - And then to be sure the endless Rue Lafayette [p. 2] never was the brightest way in!
Mr. Tanner will have them for me -
Now I forgot to tell you that I hear dear good Beurdeley is greatly excited about the book - and deeply interested in it - Dont you think that three pretty copies might be printed off on the real paper - that I might show them in apetising [sic] state -
I suppose it would be too much to have at least one in its boards!? - Well if MacColl were there he would do it for me - and in gold letters too!
Off to the Atelier & also Academie -
Dont forget Hath
A bientôt - and many things.
1. [2 November 1898]
Dated by the reference to publication (see below), the slightly misleading note in another hand, and JW's recent stay with Heinemann in London (see his letter to E. Lewis, [30 October 1898], #10982).
3. '[ca. Dec. 1898]'
Added in another hand.
Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: the Baronet & the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, London, 1898, or Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24].
Hanson, possibly a printer.
6. Mr. Tanner
Tanner, a printer, employed by W. Heinemann.
The Académie Carmen was opened in Paris in 1898 under the name of Carmen Rossi, model, proprietess of the Académie Carmen [more], and was supervised at intervals by JW and also, at first, by Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937), sculptor [more]. Inez Eleanor Addams (fl. 1898-1927), née Bate, painter [more] became the women's massière. It was closed in 1901.
Double underlined. This is presumably a proof correction for Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: the Baronet & the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, London, 1898.