System Number: 08121
Date: [10 November 1888]
Recipient: Malcolm Charles Salaman
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/50/1
Document Type: ALS
My dear Salaman -
I would have been to see you in answer to your note, but have not had a moment -
Now behold: -
The Royal Academy of Münich, have elected Mr Whistler an Honorary Member of their body, "as a sign of the honour & high esteem in which they hold his superb work in the domain of Art;" and H. R. H. Prince Luitpold of Bavaria has graciously been pleased to confirm the election - -
and upon this you might dilate as you like - pointing out the recognition in full, from abroad as compared to the determined negation at home - not forgetting that Mr Whistler has this honour conferred upon him the very first time his works are shown in the land. -
And then you have the British Artists and their surly attitude towards the man who had devoted to them his energies & his success, and whose honours they now might have shared!!
etc etc - - -
[p. 2] I am shockingly tired for once! and must bid you goodnight for it is awfully late - but you must come down and see me -
23 Tite Street
'Nov 10, 1888'
Malcolm Salaman - Esq.
24. Sutherland Avenue -
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON SW / 10 / NO 17 / 88
1. [10 November 1888]
Dated from date endorsement (see below) and postmark.
5. British Artists
JW had resigned as PRBA in July 1888.
7. 'Nov 10, 1888'
Date inserted in pencil in another hand.