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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 03784
Date: [7 January 1889[1]]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Stéphane Mallarmé[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M118
Document Type: ALS[3]


'1890'

Mon cher ami -

On vient de m'apporter le ci-inclu[4] - C'est a [sic] peu pres la même coupure que je vous avais envoyé l'autre jour avec un changement pour Paris - car on voudrait que cela paraisse dans un journal Anglais la bas -

Je me suis alors souvenu de ce que vous m'avez dit à propos du journal du Dr Evans[5] - et j'ai osé promettre qu'il ne serait pas impossible [p. 2] de l'arranger? - Qu'en penser [sic] vous? -

Pardonnez moi bien -

Toujours

[butterfly signature]


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Translation:

My dear friend -

I have just received the enclosed -

It is almost the same cutting as I sent you the other day with an alteration for Paris - because they want it to appear in an English paper there -

I then remembered what you told me about Dr Evans' paper - and I dared to promise that it would not be impossible to arrange it? - What do you think? -

Forgive me -

Ever

[butterfly signature]

My dear friend - I have just been brought the enclosed -

It is more or less the same clipping that I had sent you the other day with a change for Paris - for one would like that to appear in an English newspaper over there -

I then remembered what you told me about Dr Evans' newspaper - and I took the liberty of promising that it would not be impossible to arrange it? What do you think about it?

Please forgive me

Always

[butterfly signature]


Envelope:

à
Monsieur Stephane Mallarmé
89. Rue de Rome
Paris

[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2½d
[postmark:] LONDON / Z X / JA 7 / 89
[postmark:] CALAIS A PARIS 2º / 8 / JANV / 89


Notes:

1.  7 January 1889
Dated from postmark. The date added in another hand is incorrect.

2.  Stéphane Mallarmé
Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), Symbolist writer and poet [more].

3.  ALS
Published in Barbier, Carl P., 'Whistler and Mallarmé,' The College Courant, no. 25, and in Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], no. XIV, p. 30.

4.  ci-inclu
Probably a cutting from L'Independance Belge, 9 January 1899, which was published in the Paris edition of the New York Herald, 10 January 1889. It described JW's confrontation with William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900), genre and landscape painter [more], at the Hogarth Club (see #02142).

5.  journal du Dr Evans
Dr Thomas William (or Wiltberger) Evans (1830-1897), dentist, publisher of the American Register [more].