System Number: 09796
Date: [3 August 1899]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy II/131
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALSc
* RESTAURANT A. LEFÈVRE.
1. RUE DE L'HÔTEL DE VILLE.
1. Rue Hotel de Ville Dieppe.
O K! -
Here we are eating again! -
Well now why not come over and do your Bank holiday here? -
What you do is to wire me here* - and say when you are to arrive and I will secure room -
Nothing can be done in London - and I don't quite know about going over [p. 2] yet - This air is I suppose doing me great good - and I had better stay on a few days longer - for this British cold I picked up stuck by me most persistently - and I want to get rid of it -
What do you know about the Winans' pictures? There was the Pool Rotherhithe - that went to Tom Winans' daughter - and then what about a painting called "Alone with the Tide"- It used to be George Whistler's -
A beautiful thing - painted in Brittany - Blue Sea - long wave breaking - black and brown rocks - great foreground of sand - and wonderful girl asleep -
You ought to have that for the Exhibition -
And now that I tell you about it you might in return so manage that I have it for Exhibition here - and for reviewing - cleaning and putting in order -
The American Papers are disgraceful - thats all -
I think you gave me beginning of list of the etchings you got this time - Will look in trunk -
We can see -
près Dieppe -
[p. 3] 'He went to Heinemann's place at Surbiton and Heinemann
got induced him to take a hot bath. Then seated outside on the grass, he caught a violent cold, though the day was very warm for England. "Well," I said, "I dont know which is the most foolish, you for taking the bath or Heinemann for proposing it".
American papers pitched into his Baronet & Butterfly'
'Aug. 3 / 99'To
O K. 'Kennedy Esq
[stamp:] [POSTE] / 25 / [REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE]
[postmark:] DIEPPE / SEINE INFRE / [...] 3 / [AU] / 99
1. [3 August 1899]
Dated from the postmark and day of the week; 3 August fell on a Thursday in 1899.
This is actually a photograph of the original letter. The address on the envelope was crossed out with a large 'X'.
10. (over) ... Butterfly
The rest is written in the hand of E. G. Kennedy.
12. Baronet & Butterfly
Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24].