The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05973
Date: [10/12 August 1887?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Queen Victoria[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler V62
Document Type: MsDd[3]

The Royal Society of British Artists which shall be to us and to our successors an undying witness of our collective and individual loyalty to your Majesty's person and throne and a memorial bond binding us and them to pursue with undeviating and unceasing fidelity the great aims and objects for which this Society was founded as herein before set forth, and by your Majesty's most gracious Royal Charter constituted in the earliest years of Your Majesty's most glorious and auspicious Reign.

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1.  [10/12 August 1887?]
This page is referred to in a letter of about this date from JW to G. Lushington (#01845, #01846).

2.  MsDdS
This is probably the final draft of the crucial page in the manuscript, when the title originally proposed, of Imperial Society of British Artists, was dropped, in favour of 'Royal' (see #05974). The document was probably written by a professional, possibly Edward D. Mitchell, heraldry expert [more].

3.  Queen Victoria
Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more].