System Number: 05216
Date: 6 November 
Author: James Rennell Rodd
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R116
Document Type: ALS
[embossed crest of lion and unicorn]
My dear Maestro
I am delighted to hear from my friend Henry that he has managed this little affair with tact and success, and especially I am gratified at the implied snub to [p. 2] the silly old stodgers who get on the juries in these affairs.
Wont you come and stay with me here, I could put you up. - It is heavenly weather - perfect summer now in November - [p. 3] You would have seen such lovely Nocturn[e]s here the last few days, Torchlight processions, - red fire on the Acropolis, electric search lights sweeping the bay of Salamis - for we have been en fête a week, and our Mediterranean fleet has been [p. 4] at Piraeus.
I delight in the place.
With greetings to Mrs Whistler
I suppose you are nearly home by now.
1. 6 November 
Dated by reference to Cadogan (see below).
George Henry Cadogan (1840-1915), 5th Earl of Cadogan, politician and diplomat [more]. He seems to have intervened either to get JW made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich (see #10526 and #04424) or the Cross of St. Michael of Bavaria.