Documents associated with: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co.
Record 3 of 9
System Number: 08519
Date: 14 May 
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris
May 14. ''
My dear Heinemann -
Of course I am awfully disappointed at getting no letter this morning! - I certainly thought I should have had full details and also especially a sort of beautiful council of war - in which we would have found brilliant means of meeting all difficulties [p. 2] and especially of keeping up the fine front of tradition! - I am sure I faced the music beautifully - What did you think of my letter to Simpkins? - and sending this to Webb! Wasn't that a noble touch! And now you say nothing - I want also your inspiration - or the fun leaves the camp if one feels that one is doing "a lot of thinking" by oneself! -
Now what about the "other party" for Simpkins?
The Secretary What do you find for this? -
You said in your telegram that the security wanted by Simpkins really "means nothing" - What do you say of things altogether? Dont you think you see on the horizon the "other party" sailing in? - Simpkins want[s] securities deposited in their lawyers' hands - Now what do you advise? What securities? - They must have told you all this - and you leave me without the wit of your wisdom that you so effectively brought down the Bank with !! -
A cheque for £300 - is rather a pull isn't it? Wire me something -
And what about May? I went round to see him yesterday - but he was away - and upon the whole perhaps it was just as well - for I am quite without knowing how far he is troubled or what it would [p. 3] be best to say - He doesnt seem to be very anxious - at any rate here -
What line would you propose when I do see him? write it out - Though meanwhile I had better stay away - clearly until this matter with Simpkins may right itself - -
And do write -
J McN. Whistler
Tell the Financier that now is the time for that fortune he is making for me!
1. 14 May 
Dated by the sequence of correspondence (see below). Another hand has added '' by the date given.
Deep mourning border.
Marie, a Belgian servant hired by JW in London.