System Number: 01683
Date:  February 1903
Recipient: Robert Herbert Story
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G49
Document Type: ALS
Dear Sir -
I greatly appreciate and value the notable and most flattering compliment paid me by your personal letter of immediate congratulation, on the bestowal of the high honour upon [p. 2] myself, by the University of Glasgow -
I trust indeed that I may be allowed to be present at the august ceremonial, but I do not at all know - for I am deeply in the hands of other Doctors! - who may, at any moment, order me off to what they fancy is the South! -
I beg that you will accept my warmest thanks for your distinguished sympathy, and its graceful expression -
And I am,
J. McNeill Whistler
Doctor R Herbert Story
Principal & Vice Chancellor
74. Cheyne Walk
R. Herbert Story - D.D - L.L.D.
Principal & Vice Chancellor -
University of Glasgow -
[stamp x 3:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] NORTH WEST T. P. O. / NIGHT DOWN / MR 1 / 03
[postmark:] GLASGOW / SORTING [ ] / * / MR 2 / 03
1.  February 1903
The letter is dated simply 'Feb. 1903.', but the postmark of '1 March 1903' dates this letter to the end of February.
The stationery has a black mourning border.