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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00331
Date: 29 December 1888
Author: Joseph Edgar Boehm[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Peter Macnab[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B107
Document Type: ALS


ATHENAEUM CLUB
PALL MALL S.W.
The Avenue 76 Fulham Rd S. W.

Decbr. 29th
1888

Dear Sir

I am delighted to hear that you intend to arrange a banquet[3] to be given to Mr. J. Mc. [sic] Whistler - As a very old friend and very great admirer of his - I shall be very glad of having the privilege of adding my name to your Committee list - but you will I hope excuse me [p. 2] from being an active member as I am not only convinced that I should be useless in that capacity - but as I have so very little time that I could not give the attention [with?] which this occasion deserves to it -

I am Dear Sir
yours very truly

J. E Boehm

Peter Macnab Esqre


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Notes:

1.  Joseph Edgar Boehm
Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-1890), sculptor [more].

2.  Peter Macnab
Peter Macnab (d. 1900), landscape and rustic genre painter [more].

3.  banquet
A banquet for JW in Paris on 28 April 1888 was followed by a dinner at the Criterion on 1 May to celebrate the award of a first-class medal at Munich and the Cross of St Michael of Bavaria.