UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09417
Date: [July 1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: W. Baptiste Scoones[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Call Number: HM 6854
Credit Line: © The Huntington Library
Document Type: ALS[3]


Hon. Member[4]

Do, my dear Scoones, put down your name to Abbeys[5] candidate Millet[6] - I have seconded him - You know - the distinguished artist - and capital fellow -

He comes up tomorrow and Abbey is away & I have seen [p. 2] no one of the Committee to ask -

Also wont you second my candidate Mons. Monet[7]. (for membership)

He is charming - & was during the season an hon. Member -

Every body liked him -

I introduced him to you - you remember the distinguished "Impressionist" - very greatly to the fore in Paris - and a capital fellow here -

Look in the book[8]

Always

[butterfly signature]

Of course you are coming on Sunday to the Gallery Club[9] - !


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Notes:

1.  [July 1888?]
Dated by Monet's visit to London in July 1888.

2.  W. Baptiste Scoones
William Baptiste Wordsworth Scoones (1838 or 1839-1906), civil servant [more].

3.  ALS
'Whistler' and '[S. 9. 2.?]', were added at the top of p. 1 in an unknown hand.

4.  Hon. Member
Written in left margin, at right angles to main text, with lines connecting it to the first paragraph.

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

6.  Millet
Francis David Millet (1846-1912), painter, writer and illustrator [more].

7.  Mons. Monet
Claude Monet (1840-1926), artist [more].

8.  Look in the book
Written in left margin, at right angles to the main text, with lines roughly bracketing the last three paragraphs, relating to Monet.

9.  Gallery Club
A private men's club associated with arts and the theatre. See also JW's letter to Roussel, #12796.