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System Number: 07215
Date: 19 April 1893
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1203
Document Type: ALS


[scroll:] H. WUNDERLICH & CO.
H W & CO.
868 B'WAY N- Y-

April 19th 1893

Dear Mr Whistler,

I arrived this a.m. from Rotterdam and hasten to reply to your letter[3]. I am glad if it is to your advantage to sell your studio out, but must ask you to see that those who have purchased of you, shall be protected in regard to the price of future impressions. This, you will of course, see, is imperative; but as this point might be overlooked, I think it but fair to all parties, to mention it - After buying proofs at a high high prices, and small margin of profit, it would be demoralizing to have a large edition thrown on the market at smaller prices. This would be [S?] suicidal.

I shall give due notice of my invasion of the French Capital. Ives[4] will be delighted at having so many of your pictures at Chicago. Fearful weather in America and bad crossings on the uncertain Atlantic. [p. 2] Ugh! how I shudder as I think of the sea-sickness. Dry land is good enough for me!

I have a letter from H. Mansfield[5]. He wishes to be remembered to you and Mrs. Whistler[6] and to explain about the etching exhibition[7], which I already have done.

I am sorry, but I have not the money to invest in such a wholesale purchase as your studio Contents. Besides I have a pretty large lot of Whistler's on hand, as you say.

With best wishes and regards to Madame, I am,
Yours Sincerely,

E. G. Kennedy.

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1.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].

G. Dieterlen, employee at H. Wunderlich and Co., New York.

3.  letter
JW's letter of [17 April 1893], in which he said he had an offer to buy his stock of prints, #09705.

4.  Ives
Halsey Cooley Ives (1847-1911), painter [more].

5.  H. Mansfield
Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York lawyer, print collector [more].

6.  Mrs. Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

7.  exhibition
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.