System Number: 07256
Date: 16 July 1895
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1244
Document Type: ALS
July 16 / 95
Judge of my surprise, my dear Mr. Whistler, when on opening my bag here, I found the letter which accompanies this.
I thought it had been posted. I got your letter before I left London yesterday. I was at Eastbourne visiting some friends & came up on Monday, hurried through my business, & here I am. Before leaving I am going to see Mr. Chapman's pictures.
I am delighted that the wedding was so distinguished & tear my hair when I think of my compulsory absence from the wedding ceremonies & breakfast.
You must tell me who were there, & the speech you made on the occasion. So you gave [p. 2] the bride away? "I can," said the young man at the Western wedding, "but I wont". She must have been delighted. Well, Good luck to them both, say I.
I haven't got the cake yet but presume you will send it with the etchings. I will dream on it in the usual fashion, & perhaps I may have a vision of marriage myself!
I will write you at more length later on the way.
Don't forget to tell me the Charges for Carriage, shipping, packing &c., in short all expenses.
Thank you for the Certificate for the set of etchings.
I gave a fellow named Isaac Cook a card to you. He is a very nice fellow from St. Louis & I told him to ask for the pastel of the Little White Girl, which you are to "put a head on" (or face[)] for me.
Good bye until I reach Queenstown
7. Yours sincerely O'K.
Kennedy finishes the letter off in the space at the top of p. 1.