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System Number: 09756
Date: [23 July 1896][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[2]
Place: London
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy II/91b
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS


Thursday night

Miss K—[3] is coming tomorrow morning to stand for her picture - so perhaps you had better come round at a little after 3. oclock -

Now if any thing prevents, you might let me know - & tell me how long to wait for you - Though we might have the afternoon quietly with the etchings - so you had better come - As you did not look at what I had done this morning, in your haste to get off, you will be surprised to hear that everybody recognised O K at once on seeing the little picture on the easel[4]! -


[butterfly signature]

By[5] the way - what about the etching needles [,] were not they in the box? -

{The little St. Catherine[6] & the tiny sea bit[7] you brought back are sold "en bloc" this afternoon -}

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'July 23, 1896'


E. G. Kennedy - Esq
Garlants Hotel -
Suffolk Street -
Pall Mall -
[postmark:] HAMPSTEAD / N. W. / 12.15AM / JY 23 / 96


1.  23 July 1896
Dated from the postmark; the date of receipt is written in another hand.

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

3.  Miss K—
Louise Kinsella (d. 1923), patron of JW [more]: Rose et vert: L'Iris - Portrait of Miss Kinsella (YMSM 420).

4.  picture on the easel
'Seeing ... [signature]' is written in the left margin at right angles to the main text.

5.  By
'By the way ... box?-' is written in the right margin at right angles to the main text, and the rest at the top of the page.

6.  St. Catherine
Brown and Gold: The Curé's Little Class (YMSM 455).

7.  sea bit
Possibly Sea, Honfleur (YMSM 456).