UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04573
Date: 30 August 1895
Author: Joseph Pennell[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P213
Document Type: ALS


14, BUCKINGHAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

30. 8. 95.

Cher Maitre.

You know that Society of Illustrators[2] of which your a Vice President is going to get out a book in order to try to make some money - We really want to make a good [p. 2] decent thing of it[.] All the fellows are very keen about it

Abbey[3] and Sandys[4] have made drawings Macbeth[5] and Wyllie[6] have etched tables of contents Parsons[7] has done the title Day[8] is doing the cover - Phil May[9] some thing and we want a Whistler[,] isent there some [p. 3] thing you could let us have

It will be reproduced or printed as well as possible and we want the whole thing to be good - so - we want you

Yours

J Pennell


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Notes:

1.  Joseph Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].

2.  Society of Illustrators
The Society was planning an anthology, the London Garland, to be edited by William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), journalist, poet and writer [more], and illustrated by its members. See Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, p. 166. JW was invited to become a vice-president on 26 February 1894 (see F. W. Sullivan to JW, #05506).

3.  Abbey
Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911), painter and illustrator [more].

4.  Sandys
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904), portrait painter and designer [more].

5.  Macbeth
Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910), etcher and painter of rustic genre [more].

6.  Wyllie
Perhaps Charles William Wyllie (1853-1923), land and seascape painter [more] or William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931), marine painter and etcher [more].

7.  Parsons
Alfred William Parsons (1847-1920), landscape painter, watercolourist and illustrator [more].

8.  Day
Possibly William Cave Day RBA (1862-1924), painter and watercolourist.

9.  Phil May
Philip ('Phil') William May (1864-1903), cartoonist [more].