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System Number: 07313
Date: 25 July 1899
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: Halle am See
Recipient: JW
Place: [Pourville-sur-Mer]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1301
Document Type: ALS


L. ACHTELSTETTER'S HÔTEL "STADT HAMBURG."
HALLE A. S.,

DEN July 25 1899

Here we are, my dear friend, right side up with care, in this modernized old town, which we shall escape from in the morning. Hanover, Brunswick, & above all Hildesheim, contain fine old houses and streets of them; most wonderful & interesting. Halborstadt & this place are to be avoided, but the others! well, I wish you had seen them!! Tomorrow to the Wartburg, Erfust Cassel & Stuttgart, then to London, where I expect to be on Monday morning & where I hope to hear from you. Can you not give me a lift to secure the "Little White Girl[2]"? I think a note to me of the kind you know how so well how to write, expressing approval of the idea of loaning it to New York, would influence Studd[3] very much in my favour. Remember that this is not a personal affair, except in so far as I am interested in the Grolier Club[4].

[p. 2] I hope you have recovered from your cold. I am sorry that you have not seen Brunswick & Hildesheim. They are really wonderful, & I think, would be allowed to be most picturesque by you, who do not care for Germans or Germany.

Trusting that you are well & enjoying yourself at the Sea-side. I am, as always

Sincerely Yours

O'K—

[two pencil sketches of ruffs[5]]


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Notes:

1.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more]. JW called him O'K.

2.  Little White Girl
Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52).

3.  Studd
Arthur ('Peter') Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), painter and collector [more].

4.  Grolier Club
New York club for collectors and connoisseurs of art, particularly prints.

5.  ruffs
Ruffs (M.1585).