The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01846
Date: [10/12 August 1887][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Godfrey Lushington[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G211
Document Type: ALdS

Sir -

I beg to acknowledge your letter (B1676/5) and the safe arrival of the Memorial to Her Majesty[3] -

Pray convey my thanks to the Right Mr. Matthews[4] the Right Hon the Secty - - of the Home department for obtaining for me the address again - and assure him that I will loose [sic] no time in having the page in question[5] replaced by[6] one freshly engrossed. - and when the work will be returned -

I am Sir
Your obedt. Servant

J McN Whistler

To Godfrey Lushington Eqr

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1.  [10/12 August 1887]
This is a reply to Lushington's letter of 9 August 1887 (#13418). It is one of two drafts (see #01845).

2.  Godfrey Lushington
Godfrey Lushington (1832-1907), lawyer, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Home Office from 1885-1895 [more].

3.  Memorial to Her Majesty
Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more]. The Memorial requested that the Society of British Artists could become the 'Royal Society of British Artists' ((a) Monogram 'VR'; (b) Address to Queen Victoria; (c) Royal Coat of Arms (M.1132)).

4.  the Right Mr. Matthews
Rt Hon. Henry Matthews (1868-1874), QC, MP, Home Secretary [more].

5.  the page in question
One page (#05974) was replaced, 'Imperial' becoming 'Royal' (#05973).

6.  replaced by
These words have been re-instated by JW by means of a dotted underline.