Documents associated with: Koehler, Robert
Record 15 of 16
System Number: 13809
Date: 25 March 1890
Recipient: Mme George Köhler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler K49
Document Type: ALS
21, CHEYNE WALK,
March 25. 1890.
I send enclosed cuttings from the Pall Mall Gazette and the New York Herald, which I hope you will be pleased with -
I thought that perhaps you would prefer your name being kept out of the papers - and so begged that it might not appear.
Now I should be greatly pleased if your son would be so amiable as to sit down and write me a little letter, giving me a full description of Master Ford's appearance and behaviour when the seizure was made known to him! [p. 2] I should so much have liked to have seen his face! -
It must have been most interesting! -
I hope Mr Kohler will forget no detail in his description of the scene -
I am afraid that this desperate little Yankee adventurer must be a shocking bad lot - and I am sorry you should have been disturbed by him. -
When I cross over to Belgium again, I shall certainly do myself the pleasure of calling [p. 3] upon you - and meanwhile I beg that you will present my compliments to your daughters, and accept, for yourself and your sons, my best thanks for your kindness -
Very faithfully Yours
J. McNeill Whistler
Mr Edmund Yates has written to Messrs Lewis & Lewis "withdrawing & [
ab?] anulling his permission, as it had been obtained under false pretences" - This has been forwarded by Messrs Lewis to Mr Maeterlinck. -
1. Mme George Köhler
Mme Kohler, widow of Georges Kohler, printer [more]; see other letters to her, regarding the publication of Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890 (#13808, #13810).
2. 21, CHEYNE WALK,
Embossed address in yellow.
3. Pall Mall Gazette and the New York Herald
These relate to reports of the lawsuit, which ended with the seizure of copies of Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890, in Antwerp.
Kohler, son of Georges Kohler, printer.