The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Star, The (London)
Record 11 of 15

System Number: 09861
Date: [9 November 1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: William Heinemann[2]
Place: London
Repository: The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Call Number: MA 1355
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue de Bac - Paris -

My dear Heinemann -

It was quite right and also very nice of you to send me the poor Lika Joko [3]thing - Whenever you see anything or hear anything I rely upon you to let me know -

I suppose you have followed a bit matters since then - Look up the two last weeks Speaker[4] and also get tomorrows - in all three numbers.

The little matter begins with reflections upon Mr Whistler in an article on the "Sensitiveness of Satiricals" - and ought to end with a little note tomorrow -

[p. 2] I trust soon to turn up in town for a moment -

What about the Gentle Art[5]?

It will be time soon to begin preparations for a new Edition -

Meanwhile I think I must put together all the Du Maurier campaign[6] and let you have it set up that we may see how it looks! - We can then get it into pretty shape -

Say nothing about all this yet -

Write us a line of news. Tell us what is going on? -

Did you see the Star under Art notes the story of the telegram I sent to the Harpers[7] - Get it - It was in the Star of 31. Oct[8] -


[butterfly signature]

I fancy I have wiped

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[illegible notes in another hand]
William Heinemann. Esq
21. Bedford Street
Covent Garden -
[postmark:] PARIS-80 / R-DU BAC / 4E 9 / [NOV / 94?]


1.  [9 November 1894]
Dated by postmark.

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

3.  Lika Joko
Anon., 'Trilby: an Open Letter,' Lika Joko, 20 October 1894.

4.  Speaker
The Speaker, 10 November 1894; see #11216.

5.  Gentle Art
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd ed., London and New York, 1892; there were no further editions.

6.  Harper's
Harpers and Brothers, publishers.

7.  Du Maurier campaign
JW had demanded that the publishers withdraw sections alluding to a thinly disguised JW as the 'Idle Apprentice' in 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. See his letter to Harper's, [8] September 1894, #09879.

8.  Star of 31st Oct
See JW's letter to The Star, #07789.