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Documents associated with: Ten O'Clock Lecture, publication
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System Number: 02040
Date: 27 March 1888
Author: James R. Osgood[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H141
Document Type: ALS


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

30, FLEET ST, LONDON. E. C.

March 27. 1888

Dear Mr Whistler

Now that our prolonged negotiations[2] are ended I return you the copy of the Lecture which you entrusted to me

Yours truly

J. R. Osgood

J. A. McNeil [sic] Whistler Esq


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Notes:

1.  James R. Osgood
James Ripley Osgood (1836-1892), agent for Harper and Bros, publishers [more].

2.  prolonged negotiations
This relates to the American publication of JW's aesthetic manifesto the 'Ten O'Clock Lecture.' Harper & Brothers first made their proposal to publish the 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' in Harper's Monthly Magazine in February 1888 (see Harper to JW, #02035). They also proposed to publish a volume edition. However, according to an earlier letter from Osgood (#02037), Harper & Co. had declined to meet JW's terms over publication of the lecture in book form. In the meantime, the lecture was due to be published in London by Chatto & Windus. It would also be published Paris by the Librairie de la Revue Indépendante (see Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, A. 9-11..