Documents associated with: Caldwell, John (fl. 1894-1900)
Record 7 of 15
System Number: 07262
Date: 7 February 1896
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: New York
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1250
Document Type: ALS
E. G. KENNEDY
[scroll:] H. WUNDERLICH & CO.
H W & CO.
868 B'WAY N- Y-
Feb 7th 1896
Dear Mr. Whistler,
I was much shocked to hear to-day that Mrs. Whistler was so ill that she had to go to England for treatment & that you are living there now. I hope that this is only idle rumour, and that the gaiety at 110 is undiminished.
I should be sorry indeed, if anything should happen to madam, who, notwithstanding all the fault found with me at times, is my very good friend, I am convinced.
I shall be glad to find that there is no truth in this rumour.
One of your admirers, Mr. Wrenn of Chicago being desirous of seeing you, I gave him a letter to you. He has a number of your [p. 2] etchings & lithographs.
Mr. Caldwell wrote to you for a book plate - a lithograph or something of the kind. He has nearly all of your etched work & lithographs, and is a capital fellow. Gratify him if you can.
I expect to hear from you in a few days, so may not send this until I have a letter from you.
Thermometer at 0 Fahrenheit. Cold as Greenland & wind forty miles an hour. It is something terrific.
All steamers from Europe are late and the ferry boats are sometimes an hour and a half crossing the river here, which is, of course, sea water with a rapid tide. It is terrible weather, as blinding snow, like flour, adds to the discomfort.
I hope you are in good health & spirits. But then you are always in good spirits, which is a wonderful gift.
I hear from Wuerpel from St. Louis [p. 3] who seems to be busy doing portraits. Poor Sydney Starr seems to have struck hard luck at last. I hope times will improve however. The "Gascoigne" who was over due ten days, has come at last, and I am not in receipt of a letter from you or any lithographs, so shall let this Scrawl go.
E. G. Kennedy.
[p. 4] 'Kennedy -'
110 Rue du Bac, JW's Paris address.
7. [p. 3]
The printed address header is repeated at the top of p. 3 (as on p. 1). Written at the top of this page, in pencil in another hand, is the date: 'feb 7th '96'.
9. Kennedy -
This is added in the hand of Beatrix Whistler.