The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11021
Date: [26/31 May 1885?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: [unknown]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler X99
Document Type: ALdfS[2]

[...] Well you shall explain it all when you come back with Dannat[3] from Paris -

I shall be delighted to see you both - and by the way you will do well to be here for Monday next - the 1st of June - so that you may be both present at the meeting of the Society of British Artists - and vote with me for Menpes[4] -

If by any chance you feel that you cannot manage this, do write at once a line to me from Paris, authorizing me to vote for you both, for Menpes -

Bon voyage - in any case and come back soon and explain -

[p. 2] Yours Always.

[butterfly signature]

The photograph of Sarasate[5] is not ready yet!

Dannat shall certainly have one when he appears if he will accept it as a token of my sympathy and regard -

454A[6] Fulham Road -

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1.  [26/31 May 1885?]
Dated from reference to the Society of British Artists.

2.  ALdS
This letter is a fragment, as the beginning of the letter appears to be missing. The first page is crossed through once with a large 'X'.

3.  Dannat
Probably William Turner Dannat (1853-1929), artist [more]. Dannat was elected a member of the Society of British Artists in 1885. According to the catalogue, he exhibited at the 62nd Annual Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1885 from an address in Paris.

4.  Menpes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more]. Menpes was successfully elected a member of the Society of British Artists and exhibited six works at the 62nd Annual Exhibition (cat. nos. 43; 667; 669; 680; 595; 674).

5.  Sarasate
JW exhibited Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315) at the 62nd Annual Exhibition (cat. no. 350). Its subject was Pablo de Sarasate y Navascues (1844-1908), violinist [more].

6.  454A
'454A' is double underlined.