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System Number: 09826
Date: [30 April 1900?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[2]
Place: London
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy III/160
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS


You are full of surprises O K.

and as shy as Joey B[3]! -

I thought you were taking your ease on the French Coast, and here you have been prowling about London incog for the last two days!

Dont be later than 5.30 this afternoon -

[butterfly signature]


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Envelope:

To
E. G. Kennedy Esq.
Garlants Hotel
Suffolk Street
Pall Mall -

[on flap:] Come at 5.15 - to 5.30



Notes:

1.  [30 April 1900?]
Dated by the writing and the deep mourning border on the envelope, which probably indicates a date after the death of William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more]. Dated also by Kennedy's known visit to London at this time.

2.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more]. JW called him O'K.

3.  Joey B
Possibly he means the bashful Joe Sedley in Thackeray's Vanity Fair, who disappeared for several days at a time. See a similar reference by D. C. Thomson, 27 April 1895, #05819.