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Documents associated with: Ten O'Clock Lecture, publication
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System Number: 02033
Date: 6 February 1888
Author: F. W. Slater[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H134
Document Type: ALS


OFFICE OF
HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,
(JAMES R. OSGOOD, AGENT,)

30, FLEET ST, LONDON. E. C.

Feb. 6. 1888.

Dear Sir:

In consequence of a cable received this morning from Messrs. Harper & Brothers I would like to see you respecting your Ten O'clock[2] Tea, [sic] & unless I hear from you to the contrary I will call on you to-morrow between 3 & 4 o'clock. If this is at all inconvenient[3] please state your day & time.

Very truly yours

F. W. Slater.

J. McNeil [sic] Whistler, Esqre


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Notes:

1.  F. W. Slater
F. W. Slater, employee of James R. Osgood, agent for Harper & Bros.. Harper & Brothers were a firm of American publishers.

2.  Ten O'clock
The 'Ten O'Clock Lecture', first delivered on 20 February 1885, was JW's chief public statement of his aesthetic ideas. It was published by Chatto & Windus on 11 May 1888. This note concerns a proposal to publish the 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' in Harper's Monthly magazine (see Harper to JW, #02035).

3.  inconvenient
See JW's reply, #02034.