System Number: 07273
Date: 13 March 1896
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: New York
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 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 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! Surrounded by congenial people what more does one require?
I wrote to you this morning and wish you would send the lithographs ordered a few days ago. Also those asked for by David to fill out a little order. I hasten to reply to your letter just arrived [p. 3] before closing time.
Regards to all,
E. G. Kennedy.
He is referring to JW's house at 110 rue du Bac, Paris.