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System Number: 07790
Date: 26 October 1894
Author: Ernest Parke[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Joseph Pennell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 272/3/8
Document Type: TL


[star logo:] THE STAR
STONECUTTER ST, LONDON E. C.
"MOST NEWS"
THE STAR NEWSPAPER COMPANY LIMITED

THE STAR
STONECUTTER STREET,

Mr Pennell,
14 Buckingham Street,
Strand.

26 Oct, 1894.

Dear Sir: -

I think the enclosed[3] is an admirable bit of copy, but, that it might be desirable to recast the sentence I have marked at the side in some such form as the following, "That Mr Du Maurier[4] underwent an experience, unique in the history of literature of submitting a his revision to the approval of another".

We will find room for an extra article from you this week. I regret to appear so stingy wiht [sic] regard to space. [p. 2] but it is rendered necessary, by the recent change in our advertisements.

You will be glad to hear that the 'Star's sale is very much larger now than it was before the 'Sun' was started, and likely the fat boy in the show 'is still growing'.

Yours very truly,

Ernest Parke.


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Notes:

1.  Ernest Parke
Ernest Parke (1860-1944), Deputy Editor of The Star and proprietor of the weekly North London Press [more].

2.  Joseph Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more], and art critic of The Star.

3.  enclosed
The amendment appears to relate to an article drafted by JW (#07789) that he may have sent to Pennell, regarding Trilby (see below). See JW's letter to J. Pennell, [24 December 1894], #07791.

4.  Mr Du Maurier
George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier (1834-1896), author and caricaturist [more]. He had been forced to remove the 'idle apprentice' Joe Sibley, a character who looked like JW, from his novel, Du Maurier, George, 'Trilby,' Harper's New Monthly Magazine, serialised, begun 1 January 1894; reprinted (expunged) as Trilby: A Novel, New York, 1894; regular ed., London and New York, 1895.