The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05174
Date: 5 January 1889
Author: John Robertson Reid[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Committee of the Hogarth Club [2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R73
Document Type: MsLSc[3]


Highfield - Woolton -

5. Jan. 1889 -

To the Committee of the Hogarth Club -

Gentlemen -

I have seen the letter written by Mr. Whistler[4] to you - it's [sic] contents are quite true, & I think that Mr. Stott of Oldham[5] must either apologize to Mr. Whistler (he has done so to myself) or he must retire from the Club -

(I may mention that I advised him to do so at the time - make an apology)

I remain Yours truly

John R Reid -

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1.  John R. Reid
John Robertson Reid (1851-1926), genre, landscape and marine painter [more].

2.  The Hogarth Club Committee
A private club for artists and those interested in art.

3.  MsLSc
This copy is in JW's hand. The letter was published in L'Independance Belge, 28 January 1889; see Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, B. 56.

4.  letter written by Mr. Whistler
JW had written to the Club on the previous day, giving his account of a quarrel with Stott (#02142).

5.  Mr. Stott of Oldham
William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900), genre and landscape painter [more].