Document associated with: Douglas, Alfred Bruce
Record 1 of 1
System Number: 08522
Date: [September 1899]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
Pavillon Madeleine -
pres Dieppe -
My dear Heinemann -
Now what do you think of that? -
Of course he is [p. 2] convinced that it is all right - and that I shall like it - and is clearly proud of being in this way in it - and more or less the one who encourages these very good things!! -
What can one do! - You had better tell him -
There is one thing, by the way, that will interest you in this Bookman - and you naturally missed it, as you tossed away the whole affair -
Did you know this? -
I am well - but still I fancy I have not quite forgotten my cold! -
What news have you? -
I think you might write now and then - just as who should say to show that you still have me on your conscience!!
This silence smacks too much of impossible innocence & affected indifference!
Who have you seen? - I dont know how long I shall [p. 3] stay on -
Present my respectful homages to Madame Magda - and ask her if she is not entirely of my opinion as herein set forth?
How go on the Monotype shares? -
Miss Philip has a hundred pounds to put in something - What do you think?
1. [September 1899]
Dated in another hand on p. 3.
4. The Bookman
A review of Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24] in The Bookman, New York, August 1899, which contained a portrait of JW by Ernest Haskell (1876-1925), printmaker and painter of landscapes and portraits [more]; see JW's letter to Heinemann, #10814. Haskell's head and shoulders portrait of JW was recognisable, a gentle caricature probably intended to be complimentary.
11. Sep. 99.
Added in another hand.
12. How go ... think?
The rest of the text is added in the left margin of p. 1.