System Number: 07254
Date: [1/8 July 1895]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: [New York?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1242
Document Type: ALdS
110. Rue du Bac - Paris
My dear O.K -
The Westminster Bridge for Mrs. Jack is here - all right - Now are you coming over? - and shall I keep these things here for you - I mean the etchings - or would you like them sent on to Lauser? -
Are you coming to the Ceremony? -
You will be pleased to know that the Lady of the house continues in better health! better sleep! and has wonderful spirits! -
I have an idea that I shall do immediate and good business with the Sarasate - and am in [p. 2] full negotiation concerning it - Don't say any thing of this -
Now you see among the old works, the "Fire Wheel" is all that is left - Mrs. Jack having carried off the last blue Nocturne -
Do you see your way to good business with the "Fire Wheel"? - Reid has always been nibbling at it but would never come up to the scratch - I want 1000 gs for it - & of course you can get more and can have all you get beyond - But you might write and tell me if you see business within reach? -
I am going to get at the little "Studio" picture, and put in the head for you at once - Do you think then that you could get the £400 before you go back? This if without wearying you, would come well - You know it is not for me this time -
However I must put in the little head first! -
Well come over if you are coming - or write O K!
About the Bookplate - I will do what I can to please you but I wish [I] knew more about it. You must tell me when we see you -
1. [1/8 July 1895]
Dated from the reference to marriage (see below).
4. Mrs. Jack
JW may have mistaken the title of the painting bought by Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), née Stewart, collector [more], since it was at this time she bought Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Battersea Reach (YMSM 152).
This word is unclear and might read 'worrying'.
13. About ... see you
Written in the left margin on p. 2.