System Number: 09872
Date: 22 May 
Author: William Merritt Chase
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy II/83
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
85 & 86 JERMYN STREET
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS / FEDORA LONDON
My dear Kennedy
I am much disappointed not to find you here. You will find my card at your Hotel in Paris.
I would have liked to have seen the exhibitions with you. We have had a splendid time ever since we left home, and I shall have much to tell [p. 2] you when we meet again. I have only just heard - with much regret that Mrs. Whistler died about a week ago - I should like to see him, but I will not because I suppose the poor fellow is in no frame of mind to see anyone just now. I wish you would express to him, when you see him, my regrets and sympathy. We sail tomorrow on the "Paris" and that means that we will soon be home [p. 3] again - "Keep your pecker up" and have a good time.
Wm. M. Chase.
'May 22, 1896'Mr. E. G. Kennedy
Rue St Lazare
[written in the bottom left corner:] W. M. Chase
[postmark:] LONDON [...] / MY 22 / 95
1. 22 May 
Dated from the postmark and dates written in another hand at the top of p. 1 and on the envelope.