The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02122
Date: 1 September 1887
Author: Lionel Charles Henley[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: A. J. Le Patourel[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H223
Document Type: ALS

Parkfield Studio

Sept 1/87

Dear Sir

Replying to your note[3] of this day, I am very pleased to have an opportunity of inspecting the Memorial[4] prepared by our President, and shall make a point of attending the Meeting on Monday next

Yours truly

L. C. Henley.

A J Le Patourel Esqre

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1.  Lionel Charles Henley
Lionel Charles ('Bill') Henley (1843-1893), genre painter, RBA auditor [more].

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

3.  your note
See C. J. W. Hanson's letter to H. H. Cauty et al. (#05302).

4.  Memorial
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).