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System Number: 08119
Date: [July 1890?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: C. Gray Robertson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/45/2
Document Type: ALS


Henley[3] has failed you -

If he meant putting your article in, why postpone it!

However you write and ask casually what he means to do - and you could take as the occasion of talking your writing him, the fact that Heinemann[4], whom you saw at Whistler's was under the impression that he had sent a copy of "the Book[5]" to Henly - [sic] (and so was Whistler) - That, since then, Heinemann has [p. 2] looked the matter up - and finds that a copy was sent [to] The Scots Observer on June 14. - so Henly had better look the matter up -

Do let me hear anything -

Yours in awful haste

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Notes:

1.  [July 1890?]
Dated from possible reference to publication (see below) and to 'June 14'.

2.  C. Gray Robertson
Captain Charles Gray Robertson, soldier, 8th (King's) Regiment [more].

3.  Henley
William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), journalist, poet and writer [more]. He was editor of the Scots Observer.

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

5.  Book
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.