System Number: 09702
Date: [December 1892]
Author: Edwin Austin Abbey
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/35a
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: MsLc
Morgan Hall -
Dear Whistler -
Have you made arrangements to send anything to Chicago from England -? I should very much like to "advise" the Chicago people - (I am the advising commissioner here) that you were sending a dozen [p. 2] or so works from here -
Bourlet 17: Nassau St. Middlesex Hospital will collect, insure etc - at the expense of the powers over yonder, and at the close, reverse the process - They should be in his hands by the middle
of J the 15th of January -
Could I do anything about this for you? I should have written to you before, [p. 3] although they ignored us here - until within a few weeks - but I supposed you were arranging with the Paris people.
Edwin A Abbey.
1. [December 1892]
Dated by the reference to an exhibition (see below).
Letter copied in the hand of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], and presumably sent to Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893. JW was already in touch with Kennedy and Halsey Cooley Ives (1847-1911), painter [more], over his contribution to the exhibition (#09694, #09701).