System Number: 09765
Date: [1 January 1897]
Author: Ethel Whibley
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: New York
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy II/97
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
7 Rue Garansière
My dear Mr Kennedy
I have just returned from a very flying visit to London where I saw my brother in law.
He told me he has received a letter from you (p. 2) and he is so preoccupied with his work &
other in other ways which I am sure you will understand, that he asked me in the meantime to write & tell you that all will be quite right, & you are not to worry yourself[.] (p. 3) As soon as the picture is finished you shall have it and that he will write soon to you himself -
With our kindest wishes for the New Year from us both
[p. 4] 'Owes me a full length picture which I have not paid for however. Knowing him of old.
He has not written since I left London &
there there he wanted to see me everyday! Went to Honfleur & Trouville together for a week, via Havre. Inseparable, yet not a line, though a month ago I sent him a cheque for £1200/-/- that is £900/-/- for Sarasate and 270/-/- for Carmen & rough study
E. G. K.
[p. 5] 'Whistler has one of his "brilliant flashes of silence", Preditating mischief? Hum!
I asked Chase (W. M.) "He will turn on you some day Kennedy, mark my words".
"Let him turn," says I, "others can do a formidable turning act too!" '
'Jan 1. 1897'E. G. Kennedy Esq
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS - 45 / R. DES SAINTS PERES / [4E?] 1 / JANV / 97
[postmark on verso:] [illegible] 1-15-97 / 12 P / PAID ALL
1. [1 January 1897]
Dated from the postmark (see also Kennedy's note below).
Written on deep bordered mourning paper.
5. brother in law
9. Owes ... act too
The remainder of the text is written by Kennedy.