Documents associated with: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co.
Record 8 of 9
System Number: 08545
Date: [15/30 May 1899]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
Back again - & safe so far!! -
You know all the revelations at yesterdays lunch are in a way rather stupendous! and I can not get into my mind quite the appalling [p. 2] the difference in the situation since the day before - when there was no suggestion of the faintest, of panic and necessity of flight, with securities transferred to other lands! -
Now really what does it all mean? You know that from the beginning the firm belief in safety [
was?] accompanied the publication in France
Why then this sudden change in the aspect of every thing - Well do keep me in daily touch with the news!! -
What tit bits also about the Private View - ?
With kindest messages to Madame Donna and thanks for all the amiable trouble she has taken for me,
Why should Simpkins' name appear at all!
1. [15/30 May 1899]
This dates from shortly after the publication of Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24], on 13 May 1899, as indicated by a note inserted in another hand at the top.
Deep mourning border.
Publishers and booksellers, Paris.
Galignani Library and publishers, Paris.
Double underlined. It appears that Heinemann, who had originally planned to publish the book in London, was still nervous that he or JW were at some risk of being sued over the publication.