Documents associated with: Reform Club
Record 12 of 12
System Number: 07335
Date: 15 November 1901
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: New York
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1323
Document Type: ALS
Nov. 15th 1901
233 FIFTH AVENUE.
Well, here we are again! my dear friend, free from the pains and aches attendant on rheumatism, gout &c. thanks Goodness.
How are you & where are you now? We hear such depressing stories of the fog in London & bad weather that I imagine you as "hanging in the Sun" in some more remote clime than that of "the island".
There is nothing new here particularly, other than what you may read in those model (p. 2) imitators of Ananias, the daily journals. Weir has returned, but is yet in his Country home. We have had a wonderful two months or more of Autumn; clear and brilliant, with sometimes occasional haze for variety. In the northern part of the state, snow is two feet deep! "The season" opens next week sure enough with the Horse Show, which function has now become a sort of formal commencement of the fashionable season in town.
Puck has an amusing cartoon "Going to the Horse Show", - every one being in an automobile.
[p. 3] A two column notice of you recently appeared in the Sun. I am waiting for a copy of the paper; when it comes I shall send it to you. I think that sometimes the writer does not know what he means himself, however it it is very appreciative. "His accounts may not have been correct" said the politician of a man for whom he wanted an office, "but his heart beat warmly for his native land".
I notice that Sheridan Ford is again on deck with a book, so some one told me, "The Art of Folly" in which he [p. 4] pays attention to you, amongst others.
How about the full length you were to look up for me? I have not shown the one I got a year ago & would like to have another to go with it. Then the portrait of "Whistler when a boy" by Boxall in the centre.
Are there no small canvasses ready? You were to have one for me "soon" when I left England.
If you have time, (& you must, if still on the foggy island) I should like [p. 5] to have a line from you. As to Richeton, I find that he knows no more about the French goings on, or that of Reid than I do.
How about this?
It seems very odd, and if [p. 6] true - narrow-minded.
Trusting that you are quite well, I am with best regards
Remember me to Mrs. Pennell if you see her.
New Testament character who was struck down dead after deceiving the apostle Peter; see Acts 5.1-11.
An American comic journal.
New York newspaper.
8. Whistler when a boy
The portrait of JW remained in his estate and is in the Hunterian Art Gallery.
10. [p. 5]
The printed letterhead is repeated at the top of page five (as on page one).