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System Number: 02217
Date: 18 August 1887
Author: William Henry Hurlbert[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H313
Document Type: ALS


18. Aug '87

WELLINGTON CLUB,
GROSVENOR PLACE. S. W.

My dear Whistler

As you will learn from the enclosed Sir [Salan?][2] is with H B M[3] today at Osborne[4] (where I [p. 2] presume the P. R. B. A.[5] will soon be!) & our dinner comes off consequently at 9. P M. So we shall expect you here about 8.30 tonight.

[Ever yrs?]

W H H


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Notes:

1.  William Henry Hurlbert
William Henry Hurlbert (1827-1895), journalist and author, editor-in-chief of the New York World from 1876-1883 [more].

2.  Sir [Salan?]
Not identified.

3.  H B M
Possibly Rt Hon. Henry Matthews (1868-1874), QC, MP, Home Secretary [more].

4.  Osborne
Queen Victoria's home on the Isle of Wight.

5.  P. R. B. A.
President of the Royal Society of British Artists e.g. JW. He had sent a specially designed album of etchings 'Naval Review set', 1887 (K. 316-331) (excat 7) to the Queen.