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Record 11 of 13
System Number: 02677
Date: 28 February 1894
Recipient: Charles de Sousy Ricketts
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 1/152
Document Type: MsLd
To Charles Shannon Esq
The Vale Kings Rd
110 Rue du Bac
February 28th 1894
Dear Mr Ricketts
It was very nice of you and Mr Shannon to write to me about this proposal of Heinemann's.
I am very glad to acknowledge on your part, The feeling of what is right, as well as the delicacy and courtesy that prompted your letter. All this is of the greatest rarity in these days, at least, such is my experience, and I am consequently, the more grateful.
Let there be now, no more scruples, so that is all right! Go on with the Album - as Heinemann proposes, with Rothenstein, and I shall be most interested to see what you all do -
Waiting for me in
my any case [p. 2] would be folly - on the publishers part as heaven knows when, in the midst of things get at the "Songs" again.
Your Dial is most delightful[.] How kind of you to send it, as yet, I have only looked - of course, at the painters portion, that is the work of you two - the rest appears at present difficult!
With my best wishes to you both for every success - Believe me
J McNeill Whistler
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more]. Shannon had written to JW expressing 'a certain state of embarassment' that Heinemann wanted Shannon and William Rothenstein to join him in producing a set of lithographs, see #05410; see also B. Whistler to W. Heinemann, [15 January 1894], #08472; and JW to Heinemann, #09853.
Songs on Stone (excat 19), an idea for a series of lithographs conceived by Heinemann and JW during the latter part of 1891. Their intention seems to have been to publish a series of four plates in Britain and America in periodic parts (see W. Heinemann to JW, #02083). However, the project was never completed and seems to have been abandoned by the spring of 1894 (W. Heinemann to JW, #02086).
The Dial, the literary and artistic periodical published by Ricketts and Shannon. It was published irregularly (there were only five issues) between 1889 and 1897.