System Number: 13695
Date: 20 February 1903
Author: Robert Herbert Story
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G267
Document Type: ALS
[embossed crest of Glasgow University:] VIA, VERITAS, VITA
University of Glasgow,
20th Feb. 1903.
I have the pleasure to inform you that the Senate of this University at their meeting today resolved to offer for your acceptance the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws.
Honorary Degrees will be conferred at the public Graduation ceremony to be held in the Bute Hall on Tuesday, 21st April, at Twelve noon; and those upon whom such Degrees are to be conferred will have the goodness to meet the Dean of the Faculty of Law in the University Court Room at a quarter before Twelve.
Graduands will appear in black gowns, and, if they see fit, in the Hoods proper to their Degrees.
I have the honor to be,
Your very obedient Servant,
R. Herbert Story
James M. Whistler, Esq;
[p. 2] MEMORANDUM.
FROM THE CLERK OF SENATE'S OFFICE,
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW.
21 / 2 / 1903.
TO Mr. Whistler.
Intimation posted to Paris address yesterday.
Envelope:Jas. M. Whistler, Esq,
London, S. W.
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] GLASGOW / 26 / 3 20 PM / FE 21 / 03
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W / 1 / 1.30 AM / FE 23 / 03
[on verso flap, embossed crest of Glasgow University]
2. [embossed crest of Glasgow University]
The crest consists of the University's mace, an open book representing learning, and a bird, tree, fish and bell, which all feature in the legend of the City of Glasgow's patron saint, St Mungo. The motto 'VIA, VERITAS, VITA' means 'the Way, the Truth, the Life' and is a quote from John 14.6.