UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05974
Date: [10/12 August 1887?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Queen Victoria[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler V63
Document Type: MsDS[3]


The Imperial 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,

James McNeill. Whistler

President -


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Notes:

1.  [10/12 August 1887?]
This sheet originally dated from earlier in July/August, but was returned to JW for revision between 10 and 12 August 1887 (see #01846, #01845). This page from the Memorial to Queen Victoria was dropped, and the title 'Royal' substituted for 'Imperial' (see #05973).

2.  MsDS
The document was signed at foot by JW, but was probably written by a professional, possibly Edward D. Mitchell, heraldry expert [more].

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