System Number: 00592
Date: 2 September 1887
Author: John Charlton
Recipient: A. J. Le Patourel
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C93
Document Type: ALS
11 Grove End Road
2d Sept 1887
In reply to your communication of 31st Aug.
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. 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).