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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02516
Date: 13 April 1889
Author: Walter Buckler Lethbridge[1]
Place: London
Recipient: William Christian Symons[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L52
Document Type: ALS


71, ALBANY STREET. N. W.

April 13. 1889.

Dear Sir

I very much regret that I am already engaged for May 1st.[3] & so am prevented being able to join in the congratulations about to be conveyed to Mr McNeill Whistler that evening. - Pray convey my regrets to Mr Whistler! And Thanking you for having asked me to be present on so festive an occasion

I am Yours truly

Walter Buckler Lethbridge

W. Christian Symons Esq.


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Envelope:

'W B. Lethbridge'[4]

W. Christian Symons Esq.
55. Park Road.
Haverstock Hill.
N. W.
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON - N. W. / 2 7 / AP15 / 89


Notes:

1.  Walter Buckler Lethbridge
Walter Buckler Lethbridge (b. ca 1825), barrister [more].

2.  William Christian Symons
William Christian Symons (1845-1911), painter and designer [more].

3.  May 1st.
A dinner, to congratulate JW on being made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, was held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889. It was organised by W. C. Symons. JW took an active part in promoting it and deciding who should or should not be invited.

4.  'W B. Lethbridge'
Written in another hand, in purple pencil.