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System Number: 02375
Date: 18 May 1901
Author: Giuseppe Tornielli-Brusati[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler I115
Document Type: ALS


RA. AMBASCIATA D'ITALIA.

PARIGI 73 RUE DE GRENELLE.

le 18 Mai 1901.

Monsieur,

J'ai l'honneur de vous remettre ci-joint les insignes et le brevet de la décoration de Commandeur de l'Ordre de la Couronne d'Italie, qui vous a été conféré par Sa Majesté le Roi[2], mon Auguste Souverain,

En vous offrant toutes mes félicitations personnelles, je saisis cette occasion pour vous [p. 2] exprimer l'assurance de ma considération la plus distinguée.

G Tornielli

[written at the foot of p. 1:] Monsieur
Monsieur J. MacNeil Whistler
110 rue du Bac
Paris


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Translation:

Dear Sir,

I have the honour of sending you the enclosed insignias and the patent of the decoration of the Commander of the Order of the Italian Crown, which has been conferred on you by his Majesty the King, My Noble Sovereign,

In offering you all my personal congratulations, I am seizing this opportunity to express to you the assurance of my most distinguished consideration.

G Tornielli


Notes:

1.  Giuseppe Tornielli-Brusati
Comte Giuseppe Tornielli-Brusati de Vergano (b. 1836), diplomat, Italian ambassador [more]. See JW's letter to Manetti, on the arrival of the Order, 25 June 1901, #02378.

2.  le Roi
Umberto I (1844-1900), King of Italy [more] (known as 'the Good'), was assassinated at the end of July 1900; he was succeeded by Victor Emmanuele III (b. 1869).