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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09787
Date: [27 June 1899][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[2]
Place: London
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy II/121
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS[3]


O K!

what are you up to?! -

You are so awfully silent that you must be in mischief! -

What then is it?

Are you finding strange Whistlers in curious corners? - Have you [p. 2] been to the Butterfly Co[4]? -

Write and confess -

[butterfly signature]

110. Rue de Bac.

Tuesday.


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Envelope:

'June 27, 1899'
'June 28 /99'

à
O. K. Kennedy Esq
Garlant's Hotel
Pall Mall
Suffolk Street
London
Angleterre
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R. DU BAC / 2E 27 / JUIN / 99
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W. / 6.15AM / JU 2[8] / [99]


Notes:

1.  [27 June 1899]
Dated by the postmark, and the dates written in other hands on the envelope.

2.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more]. JW called him O'K.

3.  ALS
The stationery has a deep mourning border.

4.  Butterfly Co
Kennedy had been to the Company of the Butterfly, but it was closed; see his letter, 27 June 1899, #07309.