Documents associated with: Kennedy, David A.
Record 15 of 33
System Number: 09724
Date: [25 March 1896]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: New York
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/59
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
OK! my dear friend O K!
I just send you a hurried line to tell you, what you will be so pleased to hear I know, & that is that we are doing better!! - My wife I am happy to say is now really better! -
We scarcely dare to whisper it yet among ourselves! - but still after reading your nice kind letter just received (Saturday - March) I cannot keep from you this knowledge of our good [p. 2] hopes! -
Yes! We are slowly answering to the continued call made upon us to live! - and the Doctor is at last able to trust his patient with one visit a day only! - For weeks he has been here morning and night, every day! - and never is the dear sick lady alone! - Every moment is watched - every hope is recorded from hour to hour - and at last we think we are turning the long corner and looking again upon life with the interest that had seemed to have gone from us forever! -
I am going to send you a little drawing I did the other day - This is for you - for the Lady has said you are to have it! -
"La belle dame convalescente" - -
It is perhaps not a bad lithograph - but I shall send others as we go on getting stronger every day! -
I shall write you more more fully by next mail -
Am glad to know "the Firewheel" dispatched - and suppose shall hear of its arrival immediately! - My very best thanks for the [p. 3] promptness and care you have taken in this as in all things for me -
With our kindest regards to yourself & to your brother of whose safe arrival I was glad to hear,
Always O K
The address I have given you,
36. Tite Street, is the permanent one for London - as our hotels we are continually changing - We have now been here at The Savoy for the last month - It is perfect - but madly expensive! But I don't see how you can help liking some of the things I have done out of the windows overlooking the river! - And indeed all other hotels come to very nearly the same in the end only they are meaner and more miserable in their methods of robbing you!
'March 25 - 1896 - 'To
E. G. Kennedy. Esq
Messrs Wunderlich & Co
868. Broadway -
New York -
U. S. A.
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2 1/2d
[postmark:] LONDON [...] W [...] / 10.P.M / MR 2[5?] / 96
[postmark on verso:] P.O.N.Y. / PAID ALL / 4 - 1 - 96 / [8?]
[on verso:] SAVOY HOTEL,
'But I don't ... you!' is written in the left margin of p. 1 at right angles to the main text. 'Written March 25th 1896 from Savoy Hotel' is added in another hand at the left of p. 3.
8. March 25 - 1896
Written in another hand; the address below has been crossed out with a big X.