Documents associated with: Kitchener, Herbert
Record 2 of 5
System Number: 07321
Date: 27 February 1900
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: New York
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1309
Document Type: ALS
"WUNDERLICH, NEW YORK"
E. G. KENNEDY
[scroll:] H. WUNDERLICH & CO.
H W & CO.
868 B'WAY N- Y-
Feb. 27 1900.
Hello, hello, there my dear friend, still on deck I see, at which I am delighted.
This is to say that I have none of the prints you ask for, but will do my best to borrow them for you, & will let you know. Yes, the "poor dear Britons" are doing quite well, having captured Cronje to-day. The bottom will soon fall out of the Franco-German-Boer alliance. You notice that Roberts, Kitchener, Cleary, French, White (!!) & Kelly - Ke
llnny, the best generals, [p. 2] are all Irish. 'and poor OK doesn't see that this is what they have so prettily called here, Ireland's revenge!! -'
There are less than 200 left of the Dublin fusileers [sic], out of 850. They still fight you see!
I know what you are saying now, so I'll bring over Whistler's portrait of O'K. & have him paint English mutton chop whiskers on it. I suppose I must soon commence on whiskey and soda!
Seriously; "War is hell" and ought to be stopped, though I think I should have been a sodger myself, as I came from a military family. I hope you are well.
Will you kindly present my compliments to the ladies and believe me, always Sincerely Yours,
2. G. DIETERLEN
G. Dieterlen, employee at H. Wunderlich and Co., New York.
General Piet Cronje, leader of the Zuid Afrika Republic's army, surrendered to the British army at Paardeberg on 27 February 1900.
5. Roberts [et al]
Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832-1914), British army commander [more]; Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916), Chief of Staff in South Africa from 1900-1902 [more]; General Cleary; John French, cavalry commander during the Boer War; General Sir George White, soldier and military commander; and Leitenant-General Thomas Kelly-Kenny, commander of the 6th Division during the Boer War.
Underlined three times.
7. and poor ... revenge!! -
Added in pencil by JW.