Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900
Record 1 of 41
System Number: 00505
Date: 12 March 1897
Author: John Caldwell
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: [New York]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C6
Document Type: ALS
GEO. WESTINGHOUSE JR. PRESIDENT.
W. W. CARD, SECRETARY.
JOHN CALDWELL, TREASURER.
H. H. WESTINGHOUSE, GENERAL MANAGER.
THE WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE COMPANY,
My dear Mr Kennedy
I regret that I couldnt get back to 868. so as to hear of your efforts to obtain a coat (without) Arms on the Heralds College - Did you try Dublin; or perhaps the N. Y Herald might supply it. You can find anything you want - and much you dont want - you know - in the Herald - Confound Whistler! why doesnt [he] just invent something like his own butterfly - in that line - you know - Has he no sense of humor at all - I could invent something myself you know if I only had a mind to - Aye there's the rub - Well I am still waiting - and am going to wait until Whistler - makes me a book plate.
That is, 868 Broadway, New York, offices of H. Wunderlich and Company.
4. book plate
On 10 November 1894 Caldwell had written to JW asking him to design for him a book plate (#00503). On 19 June 1895 Caldwell wrote to E. G. Kennedy claiming that Kenendy's brother David had secured permission from JW for the book plate project to go ahead, with a coat of arms proposed as the main feature of the design (#00504). However, Caldwell did not have a family coat of arms, and it is not thought that the project ever reached completion.