System Number: 03622
Date: [1/5 December 1895]
Recipient: Ernest George Brown
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 9/29
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr. Brown -
I hope you have not forgotten cards
x for Mr. Webb. - 3 or 4 -
Mr. Arthur Studd - 98. Cheyne Walk. Chelsea - Send him 4 -
Mrs. Birnie Philip. Dhu House. 36. Tite Street - Chelsea Send 2 -
Mr. Charles Brookfield. Send half a dozen - Address Beefsteak Club, King William St. Strand -
Mr Archibald Wortley - Beefsteak Club - two -
Mr. John Ryder - " " 2.
Mr. Leslie Ward. " " 1.
Mr. John Graham. " " 1.
Mr. W. Baptiste Scoones. " " 2.
[p. 2] Mr. Clarence McIlvaine. 45. Albemarle Street. (2.) (Osgood & McIlvaine)
Messrs Drummond - Spring Gardens - (3).
Mr. Charles Drummond - Beefsteak Club - (2.)
Mr. Robert Barr - Office of "The Idler" - you had better send him (2) & get them to him today - as he lives out of town -
I would send Poynter. a card - & Lord Wharncliffe -
I wish you would look in tomorrow morning at about 10 - or half past -
With kindest regards to Mr Huish and best wishes,
J McN Whistler
[p. 3] The Beefsteak Club cards must be there this evening - as the club only opens in the afternoon at about three or four - and tomorrow would therefore be too late -
Mr William Yardley - Beefsteak Club - (2.)
" Comyns Carr - " " (1..) (or to his private address. better)
" John Gifford, " " (1.)
Also send at once to Mr William Heinemann. 21. Bedford Street Covent Garden - (2).
Of course you will send to Lady Lewis. 88. Portland Place. (2)
& the Beerbohm Trees - (1)
& you might bring me round half a dozen in the morning -
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1. [1/5 December 1895]
This is a list of people to be invited to the private view of Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895, on 7 December.
2. Ernest George Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].
This probably indicates that they had not sent Webb an invitation. See JW's letter complaining of this omission, [7 December 1895], #01328.
4. Mr. Webb
William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more] or perhaps George Webb (b. ca 1835), of G. and W. Webb. lawyer [more].
5. Mr. Arthur Studd
Arthur ('Peter') Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), painter and collector [more].
6. Mrs. Birnie Philip
Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].
7. Mr. Charles Brookfield
Charles Hallam Elton Brookfield (1857-1913), actor and playwright [more].
8. Mr Archibald Wortley
Archibald James Stuart-Wortley (1849-1905), painter, first President of the Society of Portrait Painters [more].
9. John Ryder
John Edward Dudley Ryder (b. 1845), probably a broker or merchant, of 16 St James's Place and 7 Lothbury Street, EC.
10. Leslie Ward
Leslie Ward (1851-1922), journalist ('Spy') and portrait painter [more].
11. John Graham
John Graham, unidentified.
12. W. Baptiste Scoones
William Baptiste Wordsworth Scoones (1838 or 1839-1906), civil servant [more].
13. Mr. Clarence McIlvaine
Clarence W. McIlvaine (d. 1913), publisher and agent for Harper and Bros [more].
James Ripley Osgood (1836-1892), agent for Harper and Bros, publishers [more].
15. Messrs Drummond
16. Mr. Charles Drummond
Charles Drummond (b. ca 1855- d. 1932), banker [more].
17. Mr. Robert Barr
Robert Barr (1850-1912), artisan, teacher and journalist [more].
Edward John Poynter (1836-1919), history and genre painter [more].
19. Lord Wharncliffe
Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Stuart-Wortley (1827-1899), 1st Earl of Wharncliffe [more].
20. Mr Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].
21. Mr William Yardley
William Yardley (1849-1900), playwright, colleague of C. H. Brookfield[more].
22. Comyns Carr
Joseph Williams Comyns Carr (1849-1916), art critic and theatre manager [more].
23. John Gifford
J. Harding Gifford, possibly a barrister.
24. William Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].
25. Lady Lewis
Elisabeth Lewis (1844-1931), née Eberstadt, wife of G. H. Lewis [more].
26. Beerbohm Trees
Probably Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1853-1917), actor-manager [more] and his wife.
' you might bring ... morning' is written in the left margin of p. 2, at right angles to the main text.