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System Number: 00574
Date: 27 January 1898
Author: Richard Watson Gilder[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C75
Document Type: TL


EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT
THE CENTURY MAGAZINE

UNION SQUARE NEW YORK

January 27th, 1898.

R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.
R. U. JOHNSON, / ASSOCIATE EDITOR.
C. C. BUEL, / ASSISTANT EDITOR.

J. A. McN. Whistler, Esq.,
Care Joseph Pennell[2], Esq.,
14, Buckingham street, Strand,
London, w. c., England.

Dear Sir,

Some time ago we forwarded to you a copy of an article by Mr. Gustav Kobbé[3] comprising reminiscences by now prominent officers of their intercourse with you at West Point. This article was sent through Mr. Pennell with a request to know whether you have any objections to its publication in The Century, and with the assurance that, should you disapprove it would not be published in this magazine. We have requested Mr. Pennell to call your attention to the matter but have not yet been able to learn your decision. We feel that our obligations to Mr. Kobbé in this matter are not fulfilled until we have written you direct to ask you to be good enough to tell us what your attitude is.

Invoking the favor of a reply,
Very respectfully yours,

The Editor.


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Notes:

1.  Richard Watson Gilder
Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), editor of The Century Magazine from 1881 [more].

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

3.  Gustav Kobbé
Gustav Kobbé (1857-1918), writer on music and art [more], wrote several articles relating to JW including Kobbé, Gustave, 'Whistler at West Point,' The Chap Book, VIII, no. 11, 15 April 1898, pp. 439-42 [GM, K.23]. Although Kobbé was a regular contributor to the Century, the article does not seem to have been published there. A draft of it is at #02437.