The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10836
Date: 27 September 1887
Author: Charles James Whistler Hanson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: William Ayerst Ingram[2]
Place: [Falmouth?]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 11/1051
Document Type: TLc

The Vale,
Chelsea. S. W.


Dear Sir,

I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram[3] and the gentlemen with you for their active interest in the welfare of the Royal Society of British Artists.

The President begs to thank you for your kind offer to make the journey to town, but he does not think such solitary evidence of active interest in the proceedings of the Royal Society could bring about a result sufficient to excuse the effort.

I am,
Dear Sir,
Yours faithfully,


Private Secretary.

To W. Ayerst Ingram, Esq., R. B. A.,

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1.  Charles James Whistler Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

2.  William Ayerst Ingram
William Ayerst Ingram (1855-1913), marine and landscape painter [more].

3.  your telegram
JW had wired Ingram on 24 September 1887 to ask if he and Gotch were coming up to London from Falmouth (#10839). Not surprisingly, Hanson's letter offended Ingram (see his reply, #11321).