The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05506
Date: 26 February 1894
Author: F. W. Sullivan[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S151
Document Type: ALS

67, Colebrooke Row,
London. N.

Feb. 26. 94.

Dear Sir,

I am directed by the Provisional Committee of the Society of Illustrators to invite your acceptance of a Vice-Presidency. Enclosed I send you copies of the proposed Rules & Objects of the Society, & I may add to the information therein contained the fact that up to the present we have enrolled 190 members.

The following gentlemen[2] are active members of the Provisional Committee: - Messrs. Joseph Nash, R. I., (Chairman), R. W. Macbeth, A. R. A., Alfred Parsons, R. I., [p. 2] Geo. C. Haité, J Bernard Partridge, W. B. Wollen, J. Finnemore, Joseph Pennell, J. Grenville Manton, J. F. Sullivan, Enoch Ward, & A. S. Hartrick.

Any further information which you may desire I shall be happy to furnish, & remain, Sir,

Yours very fthly,

F. W. Sullivan.

Sec. pro tem.

J. McNeil Whistler, Esq.

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1.  F. W. Sullivan
F. W. Sullivan (fl. 1894-1919), Secretary of the Society of Illustrators [more].

2.  following gentlemen
Joseph Nash (b. ca 1836), Chairman of the Society of Illustrators [more], Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910), etcher and painter of rustic genre [more], Alfred William Parsons (1847-1920), landscape painter, watercolourist and illustrator [more], George Charles Haité (1855-1924), designer and painter, President of the Society of Designers [more], J. Bernard Partridge (1861-1945), journalist and cartoonist [more], William Barnes Wollen (1857-1936), painter and illustrator [more], Joseph Finnemore (1860-1939), painter and illustrator [more], Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more], G. Grenville Manton (1855-1932), portraitist and illustrator [more], James Frank Sullivan (1853-1936), cartoonist and landscapist [more], Enoch Ward (1859-1922), painter and illustrator [more], and Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864-1950), painter and lithographer [more]. See JW's letter to J. Pennell, [9 March 1894], #07786.