System Number: 02155
Date: [20 January 1889?]
Recipient: Herbert Minton Cundall
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H252
Document Type: MsLcS
Dear Sir, -
I beg to acknowledge your reply of the 19th. of January.
Pray present my compliments to the Gentlemen of the Committee. Express to them moreover my sense of surprise and regret at learning that, "in their opinion," the publicity not unnaturally attained by this matter has been "prejudicial to [p. 2] the interests of the Club."
Though the appearance of my letter in the "Independance Belge" was, as I had the honor to inform them in my letter of the 14th. ultimo, without my knowledge or consent, I would respectfully remind the Gentlemen of the Committee that having made my report to them, as a member of the Club, I still reserved to myself, and should always, under all circumstances, reserve to myself the right of dealing further, as seemed to me best, in what concerns my own reputation before the world.
And, I am,
Your obedient Servant,
J. McNeill. Whistler
[p. 3] 'Correspondence with Hogarth Club re S[t]ott'
[pencil sketch of an animal, and two sketches of a hand]
5. my letter in the Independance Belge
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.
The remaining text may have been written by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], and was written over a drawing of an animal, possibly a sheep, either by her, or by an unknown hand.