The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04226
Date: [4 November / 30 December 1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Royal Academy of Munich[2]
Place: [Munich]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M496
Document Type: MsLd[3]

Gentlemen -

I beg to acknowledge your most courteous letter informing me of my election as honorary member of the Royal Academy of Münich.

The honor done me by this august body, one of the early & great art centres of Europe - is rendered, if possible - even more flattering from the distinguished signatures attached to the document containing such [p. 2] expressions of sympathy and regard.

May I beg that you will convey to H R H Prince Luitpold Regent of Bavaria[4] - the grateful expression of my thanks and to my eminent confreres my high sense of the very great compliment paid honour which has thus been conferred upon me - together with the assurance my devoted consideration and attachment - and I have gentlemen the honor to be your

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1.  [4 November / 30 December 1888]
This is one of two drafts (see also #04225).

2.  Royal Academy of Munich
See their letter of 28 October 1888 (#04240).

3.  MsLd
In hand of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], with amendments by JW. An envelope related to this document appears at #13473.

4.  H R H Prince Luitpold Regent of Bavaria
Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig Luitpold (1821-1912), Prince Regent of Bavaria [more].