14, BUCKINGHAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
6:15 P. M.
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]
am mean council, which hopes it may have the honour of my co-operation.
I will write, as soon as I recover
Yours, quite recognizing the hand which directs all
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.