Documents associated with: Constant, T. C. J.
Record 9 of 32
System Number: 07834
Date: [25 September 1896]
Recipient: Joseph Pennell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 272/8/7
Document Type: ALS
My dear Joseph -
I am trying to get back! - The journey has brought forth absolutely no painting! Rain storm and glare!
Now I bring over with me Constant - you remember my man - Well I wish you could think of some place I could take [p. 2] Either simply a room near you for him - or perhaps even a bed room & sitting room for me, with a servants bed room for Constant -
Could this sort of thing by any chance be known to either Mrs Pennell or yourself? -
I have never heard further from the Editor man Abrams - so you had better tell [Mallone?] that I understand from this that the matter is off - and I shall feel justified making other arrangements with that drawing of "St Annes" - The other people you know are after me about lithographs for their paper -
with kindest regards to your wife & yourself
J. McNeill Whistler
Joseph Pennell. Esq
14. Buckingham Street
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
[postmark:] PARIS [...] / R[UE]. DU BAC / 5E 25 / SEPT / 96
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W. C. / S. M. P. / B A / SP 26 / 96
1. [25 September 1896]
Dated from the postmark. The date '[1896, Sep. 1]' is written on the letter in another hand.
The stationery has a deep mourning border.
Abrams, an editor, known to J. Pennell.
8. St Annes
St Anne's, Soho (C.162). Pennell may have been looking for a lithograph to illustrate an article by E. R. Pennell: Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 'The Master of the Lithograph - James McNeill Whistler,' Scribner's Magazine, vol. 21, no. 3, March 1897, pp. 277-289.