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TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS, C/O ISTHMIAN, LONDON. ISTHMIAN CLUB, PICCADILLY. W.
9 Down Street
London, W -
Dear Mr Whistler
Oscar is climbing down! I wrote him a contemptuous note informing him that his outrageous letter had caused me infinite amusement.
[p. 2] He replied
with a in far more subdued tones, suggesting that the propriety of my alluding to him, in republishing my memoirs, shd be referred to the arbitration of some man of letters.
To this I have [p. 3] replied that I am willing to humour him & that Mr Whistler - whose literary record is not unknown to him -
might would be an appropriate judge!
All this will be useful to work into the reissue of my memoirs, which is to appear in a paper I [p. 4] am going to bring out next month, to be called the Whirlwind
Yours very sincerely
Sickert has consented to be Art Critic to my paper.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde (1854-1900), writer, critic and playwright [more]. He had written to Vivian on 17 and 20 May 1890 saying Vivian had no right to publish his private conversation or correspondence (see Holland, Merlin and Rupert Hart-Davis, eds, The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, London, 2000, pp. 426-27).