Last week the will of the late Joseph Pennell, etcher, was made public. Mr. Pennell stipulated that upon the death of his wife Elizabeth* everything he owned capital, manuscripts, books, paintings, patents should become the property of the U. S. government. The capital, probably amounting to $250,000, shall be known as the
Pennell Fund and used for three purposes:
To form a collection of the etchings and documents of himself and Mrs. Pennell to be known as the "J. and E. R. Pennell Collections."
To buy additions to his own already notable collection of the etchings and documents of James Whistler.