The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05388
Date: 16 January [1894][1]
Author: John Singer Sargent[2]
Place: Fairford
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S32
Document Type: ALS

Jan. 16th


My dear Whistler

Many thanks to you and Mrs Whistler[3] for your kind congratulations.

Not a trace of irony in your message - am I to be debarred from all the good things that the institution [p. 2] which has annexed me has the gift of eliciting from you?

Abbey[4] & his wife[5] send you their kindest greetings and ask when you are coming over - I look forward to seeing you this spring either in London or Paris, [p. 3] or both -

With kind regards to Mrs Whistler
Yours sincerely

John S. Sargent

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1.  16 January [1894]
Sargent was elected ARA in 1894: see his reply to JW, on 20 January 1894, #02669.

2.  John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), artist [more].

3.  Mrs Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

4.  Abbey
Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911), painter and illustrator [more].

5.  wife
Mary Gertrude Abbey (d. 1931), née Meade [more].