The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02152
Date: 19 January 1889
Author: Herbert Minton Cundall[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H250
Document Type: ALS


19th January 1889

Dear Sir,

In reply to your letter of the 14th instant[2], I am directed by the Committee to inform you that Mr Stott[3] has resigned his membership of the Club, instead of complying with the requisition of the Committee for a personal apology to yourself in addition [p. 2] to the apology which he had already tendered to the Club.

I am further directed by the Committee to inform you that in their opinion the publication of your letter[4] has been extremely prejudicial to the interests of the Club, and I am desired to express their regret that you should have allowed the [p. 3] possibility of such publicity before the matter had been duly considered by them.

A report of the whole proceedings will be brought before the General Meeting on Tuesday the 5th of February.

I am, dear Sir,
Yours faithfully

H. M. Cundall


J. McNeill Whistler Esq

[p. 4, pencil sketch of a lampstand[5]]

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1.  Herbert Minton Cundall
Herbert Minton Cundall (1848-1940), secretary of the Hogarth Club, London [more]. JW kept a copy of this letter (#02153). Drafts of his reply are #02154, #03520.

2.  14th instant
See #02150.

3.  Mr Stott
William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900), genre and landscape painter [more].

4.  publication of your letter
JW's letter of 4 January 1889 to the Hogarth Club (#02140) was published in L'Indépendance Belge and the New York Herald, 10 January 1889 (see Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, B. 55).

5.  lampstand
Lamp-stand (M.1199).