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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04576
Date: [12 March 1898][1]
Author: Joseph Pennell[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P216
Document Type: ALS


14, BUCKINGHAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

Saturday
6:15 P. M.

Cher Maitre

I have followed your advice "and sat tight." and so to night I recieve the announcement that I am elected a member of the executive committee?!?!! [p. 2]

I am mean council, which hopes it may have the honour of my co-operation.

Amazing

I will write, as soon as I recover

Yours, quite recognizing the hand which directs all

J Pennell


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Notes:

1.  [12 March 1898]
This must date from the Saturday after JW's letter telling Pennell to 'sit hard', [7 March 1898], #07651.

2.  Joseph Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more], had just been elected to the Executive Council of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, having been nominated by JW. JW had been elected President on 16 February 1898. See Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, p. 217.