The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13574
Date: [1/8 March 1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[2]
Place: [New York]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1143b
Document Type: ALd[3]

Dear Sir -

Mr Whis I am directed by Mr W. to write & say that he is sending you per - proofs etchings etc[4] - as follows -

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Mr Whistler does not send these on approval - but will allow you as he allows the trade here, 20/c discount on cash[5] You asking his price The price affixed to each proof is the same he recieves here - though they any may rise almost without notice - especially in the case of very delicate plates -

Mr Whistler sends the proofs themselves to you instead of writing letters about them, and attempting with loss of time to make you understand what you have not seen -

He begs that you will acknowledge safe arrival immediately upon their delivery - and at once enclose cheque on London for the proofs you buy - if you buy any -

If In case you make no purchase kindly pack & forward all to Mr Ross Winans[6] Baltimore - If you do not buy all In any case, kindly send what you do not buy, to Mr Winans -

If you wish for more Mr Whistler will send them though he cannot promise all at once - However he has been printing lately with a view to exhibition &c &c -

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1.  [1/8 March 1888?]
This is a response to #07155, dated 4 February 1888. Kennedy's reply to JW is dated 10 April, #07156.

2.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].

3.  ALd
This pencil draft was written by JW, on the verso of #07155, the same sheet as Kennedy's original letter. The final version was clearly intended to be sent by Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more], who was then acting as his secretary.

4.  proofs etchings etc
JW sent a list of 61 etchings of which Wunderlich retained thirty-four and sent twenty-seven to Ross Winans (see G. Dieterlen to JW, #07158). The subjects included London, Buffalo Bill, Brussels, Ostend and 'Naval Review set', 1887 (K. 316-331) (excat 7). The Dyer (K.219) (see note above) does not appear on this list.

5.  cash
Double underlined.

6.  Ross Winans
Ross Revillon Winans (1851-1912), son of C. and T. De K. Winans [more].