System Number: 09705
Date: [17 April 1893]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/38
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac - Paris.
Dear Mr Kennedy -
Many thanks for the cheque and nice letter - It was charming of you to send me the round hundred - When you come back we must settle that -
I will send the package to the Quai Malaquai tomorrow morning -
The Sarasate I am afraid could not be got at in this haste just yet -
Write & let me know when you think of [p. 2] turning up again - that I may have time for portrait -
Now I ought though to tell you something that has occurred - I have an offer to buy up my entire stock - i.e. proofs & lithographs -
I say this to you not in order to urge you to do any thing more - you have plenty of Whistlers already - but I feel that you would in some way like to hear of this before hand -
However I am to give an answer on Thursday morning this week - Of course I am as yet vague as to what I really have -
I send this off in haste so that you may have it on your arrival in London -
J. McN. Whistler
I have also heard from Glasgow that the Council have lent the "Carlyle"!
If you are writing to Mr Ives couldn't you tell him those things -
If you want
'Apr. 17. 1893'To.
E. G. Kennedy. Esq.
25. Garrick Street
[stamp:] POSTE / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 25
[postmark:] PARIS-80 R. DU BAC / 5E 17 / AVRIL / 93
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. W.C. / 8 [...] / AP18 / 93 / C.X.
1. [17 April 1893]
Dated from the postmark.
La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50), Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181) and Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242).
16. 'Apr. 17. 1893'
Written in another hand.