The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05299
Date: [9 August/September 1887?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R195
Document Type: ADdS

The Royal Society of British Artists -

Suffolk Street - Pall Mall.

[drawing of a rectangle][2]

[p. 2] J. McNeill. Whistler

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1.  [9 August/September 1887?]
This page contains a draft of JW's design for notepaper for the Society of which he was President. During her Jubilee Year, JW sent a Memorial to the Queen requesting that the Society of British Artists be called 'Imperial'. This was then amended to read 'Royal'. The SBA received a Royal Charter, thus becoming the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA; see G. Lushington to JW, 9 August 1887, #13418).

2.  [drawing of a rectangle]
The small rectangle, placed on the right, was intended to contain a crowned lion, JW's design for the new RBA logo. A similar design is on #05300.