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System Number: 02172
Date: 13 December 1897
Author: Howard, Ainslee and Co.[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[2]
Place: New York
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H269
Document Type: TLS


[scroll:] UNE EPÉE D'OR DU [RICHE?]
[sword and shield with monogram:] H A & CO

HOWARD, AINSLEE & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS,
THE YELLOW BOOK[3]

P. O. BOX 1075.
238 WILLIAM STREET,
NEW YORK,

Dec. 13, 1897.

Mr. E. G. Kenneday [sic],
"The Players Club,["]
Gramercy Park.
New York.

Dear Sir, -

We have your name through the courtesy of Mrs. Ford[4] with Boussod, Valadon & Cie, 340 Fifth Ave., New York. Mrs. Ford has informed us that you would be able and perhaps willing to put us in communication with Mr. McNeil [sic] Whistler, some of whose etchings with an account of his carreer we would be very pleased to publish in our magazine. We hope you will be willing to aid us in this matter and beg to thank you in advance.

Yours truly,

Howard, Ainslee & Co

Per R. D.

[p. 2] [illegible words]
[date stamp:] DEC 13 6-PM ’97


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Notes:

1.  Howard, Ainslee and Co.
Publishing company.

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

3.  YELLOW BOOK
Fortnightly fiction magazine, first published as the Yellow Kid magazine on 20 March 1897. The name was changed to the Yellow Book in August 1897. An article on JW's etchings was not published.

4.  Mrs. Ford
Probably Mary Bacon Ford, née Martin, art agent [more].