The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11319
Date: 25 August 1887
Author: A. J. Le Patourel[1]
Place: London
Recipient: William Ayerst Ingram[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 11/1047
Document Type: TLSc

Incorporated Society of British Artists.
Suffolk Street,
Pall Mall East, S. W.,

August 25 . 1887.

Dear Ingram,

I have seen the President this morning and he begs me to write and urge upon you the necessity of at once taking decided steps in the matter of the Exhibition of his work[3] in the Galleries. He fears that it is even now late, and until while he thanks you for what you have already done, failure "or in no success which is more worse," must follow any inaction at the present moment,

On the other hand the President does not wish to force in any way this exhibition upon the Society, but he certainly feels it to be due to the Royal Society of British Artists, as well as to himself that nothing undertaken by them, or in their name, should if it can possibly be prevented, be attended by half results.

Yours sincerely,

A. F. LePATOUREL. [sic]

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1.  A. J. Le Patourel
A. F. or A. J. Le Patourel, painter, acting secretary of the SBA [more].

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

3.  Exhibition of his work
This was postponed and never materialised.