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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10001
Date: [February/April 1884][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Mortimer Luddington Menpes[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND. W. C.

You were not elected[3] tonight - I fear because I was late at the meeting - The voting was over at eight o'clock - They were in an awful hurry - and have elected a couple of absolute duffers - Now [p. 2] that I have told you the worst, I will tell you the best - All this will matter but little to you - for I have made such a fuss about it, that you are to be put up again almost immediately and will probably be elected specially on the first of May - We shall see -

[butterfly signature]

Don't say much about it[4] -


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Notes:

1.  [February/April 1884]
Dated by reference to club membership (see below).

2.  Mortimer Luddington Menpes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more].

3.  elected
This probably relates to Menpes' failed attempt at election to membership of the Hogarth Club in the early part of 1884 (see also #07902). However Menpes was elected later, possibly in early May as JW suggests here (see #10031).

4.  Don't say much about it
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