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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07273
Date: 13 March 1896
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1261
Document Type: ALS


Mch. 13th 1896

58 WEST TWENTY-FIRST STREET.

My dear friend,

Your melancholy letter[2] is at hand and I am very sorry to have to read a letter the tenor of which is so melancholy and fraught with evil premonitions. I sincerely hope that you may be in error as to Mrs. Whistler's[3] danger.

Shortly after your letter left, you got a draft for 250 /- /- as advised, which I am glad has reached you so opportunely. I need not therefore telegraph the money you ask for, as [p. 2] you already have got it and 50 /- /- more.

Yes, I know what life means to you, and how enjoyable it all was. The delightful retreat away from noise and bustle, and the charming garden[4]! Surrounded by congenial people what more does one require?

I wrote to you this morning[5] and wish you would send the lithographs ordered a few days ago. Also those asked for by David[6] to fill out a little order. I hasten to reply to your letter just arrived [p. 3] before closing time.

Regards to all,
As ever,
Sincerely Yours,

E. G. Kennedy.


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Notes:

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

2.  letter
#09741.

3.  Mrs. Whistler's
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. She had terminal cancer; however, JW replied on 28 March that she was better (#09739).

4.  garden
He is referring to JW's house at 110 rue du Bac, Paris.

5.  morning
#07274.

6.  David
David A. Kennedy, New York dealer, brother of E. G. Kennedy [more].