Documents associated with: Daily Chronicle, The (London)
Record 9 of 31
System Number: 11619
Date: [3/10 April 1895?]
Recipient: William McNeill Whistler
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 166
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac - Paris
My dear Willie -
I sent you some days ago, "Le Journal", with an Interview of myself, that I thought pretty good - How did you like it? -
I fancy that it made it all clear as cristal [sic]! Don't you think so? -
Also I sent "L'Independance Belge" with the letter of M. M. Francis Vielé-Griffin and Octave Mirbeau printed in full. This was their comment upon Mr George Moore's indecent hysterics in the Daily Chronicle - How do you like that? -
[p. 2] The letter is perfect - isn't it? - And the ending terrible - "disqualifié pour apprécier les devoirs de gens d'honneur" - !!! That settles Mr. Moore over here forever. -
Who have you shown it to? -
What other news have you? - I have had several letters from Sis who has been greatly interested in the papers and cuttings I have sent her -
Of course at present I am very hard at work and trying to make up for all the time I got behind -
The papers in America - what I see of them - seem as usual to be pretty bad - They re an ungracious lot - and disgusting -
[p. 3] The trial I believe will come on for appeal - but perhaps not yet awhile -
Trixie sends her love, and seems better here than in London.
How are you now? - I was so glad that the Brighton trip did you good - By the way how did you ever come off with the scoundrel who fell down the area? - Did Webb manage that all right? -
Write us a line and tell us whether you got the papers -
With love to all -
1. [3/10 April 1895?]
This letter clearly follows the publication of the procès-verbal against George Moore, published in Le Journal, 24 March 1895 (see below).
3. Le Journal
24 March 1895.
4. Octave Mirbeau
The letter from Francis Vielé-Griffin (1863/1864-1937), poet [more], and Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917), novelist, art critic and amateur painter [more], to G. Moore (15 March 1895, #04081), originally published in L'Indépendance Belge, was reprinted in English in The Times, 9 April 1895.
6. gens d'honneur
'disqualifié ... d'honneur', Fr., disqualified from appreciating the manners of honourable men.