The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07222
Date: 6 October 1893
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1210
Document Type: ALS


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

Oct. 6 1893

Dear Mr. Whistler,

Supplementary to my letter of this morning, I received the enclosed which I send to you without comment. Mr. Kurtz[3] is a capital fellow, very earnest and intelligent and has a big influence on the press here. And now to business:

At last effort may have it's reward! I have laboured some time to make a collector[4] of a Gentleman. He now wishes to see some of your French etchings - the chateaux[5] you did when in Lorraine &c. - so kindly send what you may have of those subjects - none other - and I think I can dispose of them. Some of them I may want myself. Put them on a [p. 2] roller - large ones first - and send by post, or send them to Lauser[6], 25 Garrick St. London W. C. and he will send them. Let me know at once please, what you have done or intend to do in this matter. Strike while the iron is hot!

Yours Sincerely,

E. G. Kennedy.

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

G. Dieterlen, employee at H. Wunderlich and Co., New York.

3.  Mr. Kurtz
Charles McMeen Kurtz (1855-1909), Director of Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and Assistant Chief, U. S. Fine Art Department, World's Columbian Exposition [more]. His letter of 4 October 1893 to Kennedy, was forwarded to JW, see #00605.

4.  collector
Not identified.

5.  chateaux
See for example Chateau Bridorez (K.378), Chateau, Touraine (K.379) and Chateau Verneuil (K.380).

6.  Lauser
Gustave Lauser (b. ca 1841), London print-seller [more].