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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 03505
Date: 10 November [1888][1]
Author: Charles James William Hanson[2]
Place: London
Recipient: Royal Society of British Artists[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 7/36
Document Type: ALdS


Nov. 10.

Sir,

I am directed, by the President of the Royal Society of British Artists, to write to you and say that recent events have given quite a new complexion to the condition of things in this society.

Mr Whistler believes it to be of the utmost importance that he should consult with you, and the other gentlemen who, with him, have handed in their resignations, in order that immediate steps be taken to meet the situation which now has involved the private, as well as public interests of each individual.

I am therefore to invite you to a Meeting to be held, at Mr Whistler's studio, The Tower House, 28 Tite Street, Chelsea, at 4-30 p.m. for 5 oclock precisely on Saturday next Nov. 17.

The President regrets that the matter is so urgent that longer notice cannot be given, and he entreats you to be present yourself, and to use your utmost influence to bring with [you] those of your friends in the same category.

And, I have Sir,
The honour to be
Your obedient Servant.

Charles J. Hanson

private secretary

The Tower House
28 Tite Street
Chelsea -


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Notes:

1.  10 November [1888]
Dated from sequence of letters in letterbook. This letter dates from shortly before one dated 12 November (#03506).

2.  Charles James William Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

3.  Royal Society of British Artists
JW had resigned as President of the RBA in June 1888.