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System Number: 09940
Date: 25 February 1898
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: Francis Howard[1]
Place: London
Repository: Tate Gallery Archives
Call Number: Lavery Collection, TGA 7245/258
Document Type: W

[telegraph form:]

[postmark:] [SOUTH KENS?]NGTON. B. O. S. W. / FE 25 / 98

HANDED IN AT Paris AT 6.50 p.M., RECEIVED HERE AT 8. 31 p.M.

TO Howard Snowbird

Gracefull initiative toward their new chairman shall regret distinguished malcontents and temporary vacancies writing


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1.  Francis Howard
Francis Howard (1874-1954), painter, art critic and collector [more]. This relates to the newly formed International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers. JW was elected Chairman at the fourth meeting on 16 February 1898 although the Society was not officially inaugurated until 23 April when he was elected President. See Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, p. 217.