Documents associated with: 4th [Exhibition], Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1894
Record 8 of 35
System Number: 09697
Date: [March 1894?]
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: [New York]
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/31a
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
110 Rue de Bac
Dear Mr Kennedy,
It was very kind of you to remember your promise to send me the recipe for the lobster - it sounds delicious - but we have not been able to try it yet, for Cook has been ill for some weeks, and we have been [p. 2] having a dreadful time with everything, I wish you could bring us a chinese cook.
Mr Whistler will be very pleased to see you - if you come in April. He has been looking at your little portrait, and is very pleased with [it]. He has been and still is very busy - or you would have heard from him. [p. 3] The Champs de Mars opens earlier this year, which means the pictures going in much sooner!!!
We have not much news. There is a rumour that the anarchists are going to blow-up the ["] Bon Marché", but it does not seem to deter the people from going to it - all Paris seems to be there buying new spring hats -!!
Will you please remember us to Mr Mansfield, and tell him Mr Whistler is going to write -
I hope, this time, that you will stay a bit - so that we may see more of you -'
With kindest regards from us both -
Very sincerely yours
Beatrix Whistler -
1. [March 1894?]
Dated from the reference to America and exhibitions (see below). This is among letters of late 1892 in Kennedy's albums (#09696, #09678), but these were made up much later, and this letter does seem to be out of order.
Portrait of E. G. Kennedy (2) (YMSM 404).
5. Champs de Mars
4th Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1894.
6. Bon Marché"
The famous Paris Department store: it was not blown up, although there were other anarchist outrages at this time.
8. Of course I shall be
'Of course ... more of you' was written by JW.
10. history of Chicago