System Number: 09699
Date: [21 October / November 1892]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: [New York]
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/32
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
HÔTEL DU BON LAFONTAINE
16 & 18, RUE DÉ GRENELLE, 16 & 18
110. Rue du Bac - Paris -
Always address all letters there - meanwhile dear Mr Kennedy we are in this delightful old hotel because it is close to the "Garden" out of which we have not yet driven the workmen to make room for us - However I fancy now that in a week or two we shall manage even that! -
Enclosed I send you for your Private consideration the most charming and excellent letter from Mr Ives, Chief of [p. 2] Fine Art Department, Chicago! - and my answer -
You will see from the warmth of his manner that we will be well received and that it would be folly indeed to miss having a fine show in the place - especially after the business of the Correspondence with the English Section!! -
Now do write to Mr. Ives yourself at once, upon the lines of my letter, saying that you represent me in this matter - and find out clearly all that ought to be done -
About the etchings it will be all right - what with Mr Mansfield and others - Then, for pastels, there is Mr. Freer - Mr Mansfield - Mr Hecker - Mrs Jack Gardner - and some that I hope to borrow here - Water colours - we can manage a few - and lithographs..
Oil paintings - I believe we can rely on full lengths:
There will be the "Fire Wheel" also - and I may manage to borrow one or two "blue & Silver" ones -
This is what you remember the English Secretary proposed that Sir Frederick Leighton would do -
Then there are your own pictures that you are going to send! ! n'est ce pas? -
This must catch the post immediately - I shall write again in a day or two - You have however had a long letter from me - I am giving Richards thunder about the charges he made you -
With kindest regards from us both,
J McN Whistler
1. [21 October / November 1892]
Dated from the reference to an exhibition (see below).
Written in purple ink, at right-angles to the printed address.
An arrow has been drawn, pointing to the address in Rue du Bac.
5. Mr Ives
Halsey Cooley Ives (1847-1911), painter [more]. Ives was chief of the Fine Arts Department of the World's Columbian Exhibition Corporation for the World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893. His letter is #11502.