RESTAURANT & HÔTEL FOYOT
RUE DE TOURNON, 33
33 Rue de Tournon Paris
My dear Cavafy, -
You were to receive a telegram this morning from Mr Bancroft, advising you that his cheque for £600, is on its way,
Now - I have since had a better offer for the four pictures, and therefore you can simply return Bancrofts cheque - saying that having in no way closed with him you had accepted a better offer - -
On Tuesday morning Mr E G Kennedy of New York will call upon you and hand you a cheque for £650. This is as safe as the Bank - Mr Kennedy I have seen today - and with him sent you this afternoons telegram. "My man was Bancroft, [p. 2] have better offer, Dont close - Reply." Mr Kennedy leaves to night for Brussels and Amsterdam - His address there is
Care of - Müller & Co.
10 Doelen Straat
He returns to London on Tuesday and will call upon you with cheque and receive the pictures - In this way you will be £50 to the good, besides happening to place the pictures in a way more pleasing even to myself and in the whole affair you have only been dealing with me, and are consequently in no way connected to Mr Bancroft whose name has never appeared in the transaction at all,
J McN Whistler
Possibly Muller, paper merchant in Amsterdam.