The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: [Exhibition], Detroit, 1889
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System Number: 09669
Date: 29 August [1889][1]
Author: JW
Place: Amsterdam
Recipient: Wunderlich and Co.[2]
Place: New York
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/6a
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS

Amsterdam -

Aug 29 -

Dear Sir -

Your letter[3] followed me here -

I do not understand why you say no more in it - From what Mr. Kennedy[4] told me, I should certainly have supposed that there was no question of further exhibition - and that all my unsold pictures would immediately be returned to me - When therefore I come upon a paragraph in the papers commenting upon the Whistler exhibition in Detroit[5] (of which apparently [I am] the only interested person still in complete ignorance), I [p. 2] I [sic] am spared the humiliating spectacle of a believing people! -

[butterfly signature]

Write of course as usual to Tower House Tite Street London -

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Messrs H. Wunderlich & Co.
868. Broadway
New York -
United States of America
[stamp:] NEDERLAND / 12½ CENTS
[postmark:] AMST: W: DCK [illegible]IN / 29 / AUG / 89
[postmark on verso:] D / 8 - 7 .89 / 52 / N. Y.


1.  29 August [1889]
Year dated from the postmark.

2.  Wunderlich and Co.
Hermann Wunderlich (ca 1839 - d.1892), print dealer [more].

3.  letter
Letter from E. G. Kennedy, 23 August 1889, #07182.

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

5.  Whistler exhibition in Detroit
[Exhibition], Detroit, 1889.