System Number: 09871
Date: 8 June 1897
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Recipient: D. W. Howland
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy III/107
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: MsLd
Dear Sir -
I saw Mr Whistler the other day in Bond Street on the opposite
side of the pavement and held up your letter - He replied by producing a dozen of the kind from his pocket, but has since sent no signature -
'Whistler's proposal for a reply to be written by E. G. Kennedy.
At dinner - Garlant's Hotel June 8/97.'
The letter is written entirely in JW's hand. Despite being written from the viewpoint of Kenendy, it is clear from the tone and from the additional note that JW is the true author. The postscript is in Kennedy's hand.
4. O K
Written by JW.