System Number: 09767
Date: [21 May 1897]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy II/101
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 -
You are a discontented man indeed O K! if you can complain of this perfect weather in this most lovely city! -
Come down then tomorrow at six - for perhaps I may even try to work a little in the afternoon - However six then - and [p. 2] then we will come back and dine - and I will
think manage this time to stay up -
The next morning I will breakfast with you at the Salon - and the Champs de Mars if you so think well -
As to London I must go back there soon - though I hate the place -
The "Drouet" I believe to be destroyed though at this moment cannot absolutely remember -
As to "Whistlers" - well they have not gone down - but they are getting scarce - and this long illness or convalescence has interrupted -
"However" - we shall see - Since I saw you the other day several things have gone - and "the Philosopher" - the little Holloway is carried off to London - to be placed -
A demain -
E. G. Kennedy. Esq.
Gare St. Lazare
[stamp:] POSTE / 15 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] [PARIS] / R. DU BAC /  / [MAI] / 97
[postmark on verso:] PARIS / [illegible] / 11E 22 / MAI / 97
1. [21 May 1897]
Dated from the postmark. The date has also been noted in another hand at the top of the envelope.
Written on narrow bordered mourning stationery.
JW had recently been suffering from influenza.
6. 'the Philosopher' - the little Holloway
Rose and Brown: The Philosopher (YMSM 472), a portrait of Charles Edward Holloway (1838-1897), watercolour painter [more]. The picture was to be shown at the 7th Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1897 (cat. no. 11).