System Number: 09674
Date: 8 June 1891
Author: William Bell and JW
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/9
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
21 Cheyne Walk
June 8 1891.
I am directed by Mr Whistler to write and say that in consideration of your remarks he has fixed the price of the little new plate at ten guineas - for the present - He thinks however that if you take two or three proofs, you might pay him the cheque yourself without waiting for many letters across the Atlantic. For again no communication has been received by this mornings mail from New York
P. S. I am further to say that in accordance with his intentions expressed to you the other day, Mr Whistler has already destroyed a great number [p. 2] of the plates in question, and herewith sends you the proofs as an interesting fact of reference -
Dear Mr. Kennedy -
I think I shall go off to Paris tomorrow evening - so if you want to see me, would you come round at about 4. o'clock in the afternoon? -
Otherwise if you like you can arrange about proofs or any thing with William here in my absence -
J McN Whistler
4. Dear Mr. Kennedy -
From here to the end of the letter is written in JW's hand.
i.e. William Bell.