The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00162
Date: 29 December 1888
Author: William Anderson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: William Christian Symons[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler A161
Document Type: ALS


29 Decr 1888

My dear Symons

I shall be greatly pleased to add my name to the Committee, although I my professional work will not allow me the gratification of becoming an active member - I hope the Dinner will be as great a success as it ought to be -

[p. 2] I have not enclosed a formal reply to your kind invitation but I will send one if I hear from you that it is necessary

With best wishes for the New Year
Yours sincerely ever

William Anderson

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1.  William Anderson
William Anderson (1842-1900), FRCS, dermatologist and connoisseur of Japanese art [more].

2.  William Christian Symons
William Christian Symons (1845-1911), painter and designer [more]. A banquet in JW's honour took place in Paris on 28 April 1888. It was followed by a dinner at the Criterion in London on 1 May. The events commemorated the award of a first-class medal at Munich and the Cross of St Michael of Bavaria.