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System Number: 08192
Date: [September 1897][1]
Author: Joseph Pennell[2]
Place: London
Recipient: Richard Watson Gilder[3]
Place: [New York]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS


Dear Mr Gilder

I send you the Keene. Mss[4].

Of Course you will arrange all details of the publication with [Zumin?].

I've shown the that [sic] article[5] on Whistler at West [p. 2] Point to the Subject of it. He says it wants editing. I think as he now has the Mss. if you would write him
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he might make the [p. 3] changes himself. He dont [sic] like it as it is, but he dont object, I think to the idea of the article.


J Pennell

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1.  [September 1897]
Dated from the reference to the Keene manuscript (see below).

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

3.  Richard Watson Gilder
Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), editor of The Century Magazine from 1881 [more]; see his letter to JW, 27 January 1898, #00574.

4.  Keene Mss
This was probably for the article, Joseph Pennell, 'The Art of Charles Keene', Century Magazine, vol. 54, no. 6, October 1897, pp. 823-30.

5.  article
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. According to E. R. Pennell JW did not object to the idea of the article, but the way it was done (see E. R. Pennell to R. U. Johnson, 21 December 1897, #08194).