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System Number: 07189
Date: 19 March 1890
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1177
Document Type: ALS

[scroll:] H. WUNDERLICH & CO.
H W & CO.
868 B'WAY N- Y-

March 19 / 90.

J. McNeill Whistler Esq.

Dear Sir,

Through the Courtesy of a gentleman whom you know, I had the pleasure of seeing your new plates[2], the proofs on Japan paper of which pleased me very much. Will you not kindly send us such trial proofs of these plates as you may have, as often these are of as much interest to the Collector as the "finished" ones. Mr Freer[3] for reasons of his own does not wish any one to know of his late visit, so as I am not to mention the matter to any one, I have to write you personally & not in the name of H. W & Co. I hope that you will send to the firm [p. 2][4] by next mail, at least one of each of your charming new plates.

I am dear Sir,
Yours respectfully

H. Wunderlich & Co


P S. The above signature is force of habit.

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

2.  new plates
'Holland set', 1889 (K.402-416) (excat 10).

3.  Mr Freer
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more].

4.  [p. 2]
Printed address header is repeated at top of page two.