System Number: 09793
Date: [30 July 1899]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy II/129
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
O.K! my dear
Your letters have been delightful! but I cannot understand about Hamburg -
I have always been told it is a most picturesque place - almost, in its canals, a sort of Northern Venice - and here you say it is absurd and ugly - Well - this place has, I believe, done me great good - but there is nothing to paint! and so I am getting awfully fidgetty [sic]!
[p. 2] In a few days doubtless I shall get away - I mean run across - I wanted to go to Holland - Dortrecht - where much may be done -
Ludovici is there - and his class of pupils I believe with him! À propos of pupils I have had the "indentures" made out! and the "Apprentice" bound over for five years! - What do you think of that! - and this is only the beginning
A wonderful document was the parchment, with signs & seals quite mediaeval! -
However they remain down stairs in Miss Hensmans care -
In great haste this is! -
Always, O K.
'July 30, 1899'To
O K - Kennedy - Esq
Suffolk Street - Pall Mall -
[stamp:] [POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE]
[postmark:] DIEPPE / SEINE INFRE / [13E?] 30 / JUIL / 99
[postmark on flap:] LONDON S. W. / 53 / 10.15.AM / JY 31 / 99
1. [30 July 1899]
Dated from the postmark, and the date written in another hand on the envelope.