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System Number: 09719
Date: [24 July 1894][1]
Author: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[3]
Place: New York
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/52
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 du Bac

My dear Mr O Kennedy!

I have sent you today, by this post, the signed proofs - which Mr Whistler thinks are very fine ones, You see that he has marked some, too, on the back,

He says - you must never think [p. 2] it is any trouble for him to sign proofs for you - and if he does not write you are not to think he has forgotten, but - you know - how things are with him! In the meantime I am writing for him!

What do you think of the latest *Paris news?

'Alluding to Carnot's[4] assassination


Nobody [p. 3] here seems to mind, The Fête at Neuilly is closed it is true - and Jimmie's model Carmen[5] has discarded her Italian dress - but with those exceptions things are just the same!!

Let us hear all your Irish news.

With kindest regards from us all -
Very sincerely

Beatrix Whistler

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'July 24. 1894'

E. G. Kennedy - Esq -
868. Broadway -
New York -
U. S. A.
États Unis -
[postmark:] PARIS-80 / R. DU BAC / 4E 24 / JUIL / 94
[postmark on verso:] P. O. N. Y. / PAID ALL / [8 - 1 / 94/12?]
[postmark on verso:] [D / 13-2-W / 3-1?] / N-Y


1.  [24 July 1894]
Dated from the postmark and the date written in another hand on the envelope.

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

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

4.  Carmen
Carmen Rossi, model, proprietess of the Académie Carmen [more].

5.  Carnot's
Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837-1894), President of France from 1887-1894 [more]. This note was written and initialled by Kennedy.