Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900
Record 6 of 41
System Number: 07310
Date: 30 June 1899
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1298
Document Type: ALS
June 30 / 99
My dear friend
I got your letter postmarked June 27th and was much surprised at your sudden enthusiasm for the pen, after months of rest.
I cannot, therefore [one or two illegible words] however, compare [my] short-comings, misde
ameanors or mischief whatever [illegible]
I have not, I am sorry to say, found any Whistler's strange or otherwise, I wish I did. Yes, I was at Butter[p. 2]-fly Co. but no one was in. I shall wait for you now. I am to dine to-night at the Pennells' and they will be glad to hear of your proposed visit to London I am sure.
Remember, you must take interest in the New York Whistler show & send some thing, or several paintings, say Carmen, Whistler's portrait and one of the full length figures. Happy thought, [p. 3] Why not go to Hazlemere and see Whibley? I will talk over places with the Pennells.
Later - Do not fail to notify Garlant's in time, as this is Henley week.
Mr. & Mrs. Pennell will be delighted to see you as you know, as will
I write this with a curious[ly b?]ad stylographic pen. Burned this over t[he] lamp by mischance! Excuses!
Areas of the letter have been abraded and, as Kennedy notes, burnt, with loss of text.
4. [one or two illegible words]
The missing or supplied words on pages one and three are due to a small portion of the letter having been burned by Kennedy's lamp (see final line of letter).
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926) and his wife Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936), née Robins, JW's biographers.
6. p. c.
'postcard'. Not located.