The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13336
Date: 13 July 1882
Author: [JW and other members of The Arts Club][1]
Place: London
Recipient: Committee of The Arts Club
Place: London
Repository: The Arts Club, London
Document Type: ALS


July 13. 1882

The undersigned members beg to suggest to the Committee of the expediency of having the Parliamentary and General Telegraphic despatches for the Club during the sitting of Parliament

Henry Leslie [2]
R. Beavis
E. Hayes
A. C. Bell
N. Scott Russell
Edward P. Wolferston
[T?] A. Lucas
W. H. Leslie
A. Moore
E. J. Gregory
J. [Parker?]
T. George [Croker?]
Robert W. Macbeth
Phil R. Morris
J. A. McNeill Whistler
Ralph Nevill
Robert W. Edis
J. W. C. Carr
Edward J.Humphrey

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1.  [JW and other members of The Arts Club]
This letter is stuck in one of The Arts Club's Committee Minute Books. A corresponding note in the Minute Book reads 'The Secretary to make enquiries'. The Arts Club was founded in March 1863, and JW was an early member.

2.  Henry Leslie
The signatories were: either Henry Leslie (1830-1881), playwright [more], or Henry David Leslie (1822-1896), conductor, composer and choirmaster ; ; Edwin Hayes (1819-1904), marine painter [more]; Alexander Carlyle Bell (b. ca 1824), landscape painter and watercolourist [more]; Norman Scott Russell (b. ca 1835), writer on electric lighting [more]; Edward P. Wolferstan (1826-after 1885), member of the Arts Club from 1866-1894 [more]; Arthur Lucas (fl. 1867-1919), dealer and collector [more]; W. H. Leslie (b. 1859), underwriter [more]; Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893), painter [more]; Edward John Gregory (1850-1909), painter and illustrator [more]; John Parker (1841-1915), member of the Arts Club from 1876-1915 [more]; Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910), etcher and painter of rustic genre [more]; Philip Richard Morris (1833 or 1836-1902), painter [more]; Hon. Ralph Pellon Nevill (b.1832), 2nd son of the Earl of Abergavenny [more]; Robert William Edis (1839-1927), architect [more]; Joseph Williams Comyns Carr (1849-1916), art critic and theatre manager [more] and Edward J. Humphreys, figure, landscape and interior painter [more].