The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 10796
Date: [25/27 September 1896][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: William Heinemann[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 10/819
Document Type: TLc

110, Rue du Bac,
Paris -

My dear Heinemann -

Awful weather! awful! awful! -

It was very nice of you to wish for me on the night [of] Irving's[3] appearance - and my abrupt telegram could give you no idea of my appreciation -

You will have a lot to tell me about it when I get back - though had I been with you last night - or rather now that I think, it is to-night, isn't it? - well if I were there I don't think I should go - For my dear friend I feel only more and more forlorn as I go on! -

Indeed I have scarcely the wish to be other - You can fancy what it was for me to come back here.....alone[4]!

Well - you have been very nice to me - I think I shall come back to you at first. But I mustn't become an anxiety - not to say gloomy fatigue!! -

Perhaps I may really cross tomorrow if possible -

Is Landor[5] with you? - Many things to him, and with kindest regards,

Always thine, yours

J. McN. Whistler.

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1.  [25/27 September 1896]
Dated from the address and postmark as recorded by the copyist.

2.  William Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

3.  Irving's
John Henry Brodribb alias Henry Irving (1838-1905), actor, Director and manager of the Lyceum Theatre [more].

4.  alone
It was JW's first visit to his house in Paris after his wife's death in May.

5.  Landor
Henry Savage Landor (1867-1924), artist and explorer [more].