Edward Guthrie Kennedy papers concerning James McNeill Whistler in the New York Public Library, 1850-1902

Kennedy, Edward G. (Edward Guthrie), b. 1849 d. 1932
Author, Dealer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 270 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Letters, printed material and miscellany. Reel N5: Material collected by Kennedy relating to his friend, James McNeill Whistler, including letters received from Whistler, Beatrix Whistler, and others concerning Whistler; letters from Whistler to persons other than Kennedy; and clippings, calling cards and an engraving of Kennedy. Reel N25: Correspondence, including letters between Whistler and Kennedy, among others. Also, an exhibition catalog, 1895.

Biographical/Historical Note: Author. Wrote exhibition catalog THE ETCHED WORK OF WHISTLER (New York: Grolier Club) 1910.

Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.

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