Documents associated with: Nathanson, Thadée
Record 3 of 3
System Number: 08502
Date: [21/22 November 1898]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
I can't make out whether these letters posted from the Hotel Chatham by the late box Gare du Nord, really reach you the next morning? -
It seems to me that you could not have received my letter of Sunday evening when you wrote your own that I had this morning - ? -
I think the draft of what you wish as a reason for the publication in Paris, perfect. -
First however it will be well that all preliminaries be completely settled here - Let us be sure of our publisher before we announce that we have kicked [p. 2] the dust of London from our feet!
I have tried to see Uzanne once or twice, and asked him to dinner - at rather short notice, it is true - He has written me a most charming note and proposes next week - That's all right -
Meanwhile tomorrow I dine with Viélé-Griffin - to meet the others I told you about - which makes me [
fel?] feel that my letter had not reached you when you wrote -
Griffin's remarks would show that really he is very much up in the practical matters of publication - Uzanne though shall be met and talked to all the same - But we all require you - So mind Saturday you dine with me -
Nathanson and the others you will "fix up" at once -
Send me a line to say Yes for Saturday - and will have a nice little dinner for Saturday - or Sunday - - A wire tomorrow would be better - Say dine Sunday - (or Monday - or - fix the day) So that I may arrange with the others -
Very pretty letter from Lady Betty - show you -
Do hope the latest books will arrive tomorrow morning! -
Do you think McClure is afraid? - [p. 3] or prejudiced?
I have not had a word from him -
This scribble, from the Café Napolitain! -
The Old House
4. publication in Paris
Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24]. It was originally intended for publication in London.
5. kicked the dust
Matt. 10.14: 'If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town'.
Thadée Nathanson, co-proprietor of the Revue Blanche.
'Mrs Frederic ... Hammersmith' is written in another hand upside down to the main text. It is unclear whether this address has any connection with this letter.