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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899
Record 39 of 54

System Number: 07311
Date: 4 July [1899][1]
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[2]
Place: London
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip[3]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1299
Document Type: ALS


July 4th

15 Suffolk St.
Pall Mall
London

58 WEST TWENTY-FIRST STREET.

Dear Miss Philip

I got your letter[4] of the 1st inst.

The extraordinary precautions taken by the P. O. authorities to prevent letters leaving here on Sunday, no doubt prevented you, or rather Mr. Whistler, from receiving my letter[5] written on Saturday & posted late on Saturday night.

I was at the International[6] reception on Sunday afternoon which was quite a success[.] The pictures gain on acquain-[p. 2]tance. There was music, tea, lots of ladies, & Joseph Pennell[7].

I breakfasted with Charles Whibley[8] this morning, at THE CLUB. He had come up for some celebration & was to have gone back today after having seen some cricket. I wrote to Mr. Whistler saying that the town is so full (Henley week &c.) that it will be necessary to send word here in advance if he requires rooms. Americans are all over the place. I never have seen so many [p. 3] and if all reports are true, loads of money have been spent here by them.

I went through Buckingham Palace to-day & saw the finest Dutch pictures I know of, - wonderful!

If Mr. Whistler does not come over soon I may go to Holland for a few days.

Trusting that you are all well, I am with best remembrances to Mrs. Philip[9] & Mr. Whistler

Yours Sincerely,

E. G. Kennedy.


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Notes:

1.  4 July [1899]
Year dated from the sequence of correspondence with R. B. Philip (see below).

2.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].

3.  Rosalind Birnie Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

4.  your letter
[2 July 1899], #09789.

5.  my letter
30 June 1899, #07310.

6.  International
2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899.

7.  Joseph Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].

8.  Charles Whibley
Charles Whibley (1859-1930), writer and journalist [more].

9.  Mrs. Philip
Frances Philip (1824-1917), née Black, JW's mother-in-law [more].