The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05055
Date: 10 May 1898
Author: Dighton Macnaghten Probyn[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P695
Document Type: ALS


May 10th / 98

Dear Mr Whistler

I have given your letter to The Prince of Wales[2], & have shown His Rl. Highness yours to me of the same date[3] -

The Prince desires me to [p. 2] say that, if he can manage it, he will gladly visit your Exhibition[4] on the opening Day -

Please therefore, as soon as it is settled, let [p. 3] me know the Date you fix for the opening -

Lady Probyn[5] is at Sandringham, but she will be in London after Whitsuntide, and I am sure will be very glad to see you again -

[y trly?]

D. M. Probyn.

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1.  Dighton Macnaghten Probyn
Sir Dighton Macnaghten Probyn (1833-1924), Secretary to the Prince of Wales [more].

2.  letter
A draft of this is at #01045.

3.  The Prince of Wales
Albert Edward Saxe-Coburg (1841-1910), H.R.H. The Prince of Wales [more].

4.  date
JW's draft, #13541; and final version, #09349.

5.  Exhibition
The Exhibition of International Art, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1898, the first exhibition organised by the newly formed International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers. It opened at the Prince's Skating Rink, Knightsbridge in May 1898. The Prince did not in fact attend the opening.

6.  Lady Probyn
Letitia, Lady Dighton Probyn (m. 1872), née Thellusson.