The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00592
Date: 2 September 1887
Author: John Charlton[1]
Place: London
Recipient: A. J. Le Patourel[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C93
Document Type: ALS

11 Grove End Road

2d Sept 1887

Dear Sir

In reply to your communication of 31st Aug.[3]

Absence from home will prevent me attending the meeting of the Society on Monday night. & I regret therefore that I shall not be able to [p. 2] take advantage of the Presidents invitation to view the memorial which has been presented to Her Majesty[4] -

Yours faithfully

John Charlton

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1.  John Charlton
John Charlton (1849-1917), painter of portraits and battle scenes [more]. His letter has a narrow mourning border.

2.  A. J. Le Patourel
A. F. or A. J. Le Patourel, painter, acting secretary of the SBA [more].

3.  communication of 31st Aug.
An invitation to view the Memorial, written after the letter from C. J. W. Hanson to H. H. Cauty (#05302).

4.  memorial which has been presented to Her Majesty
During her Jubilee Year, JW sent a Memorial to the Queen requesting that the Society of British Artists be called 'Imperial'. This was then amended to read 'Royal'. The SBA received a Royal Charter, thus becoming the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) (G. Lushington to JW, 9 August 1887, #13418). The Memorial was shown to the RBA on 5 September 1887 (#01841, #01842).