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System Number: 13345
Date: [1898/1902][1]
Author: JW
Recipient: Committee of the Saville Club[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Call Number: GLAHA 46278, pp. 10-11
Document Type: ALd


I wish humbly would draw the attention of the honourable Committee of the Savil [sic] Club to such [illegible] scurvy trick and ask if its perpetration does not unfit Mr Wedmore[3] for the company of the honourable men of letters & Gentlemen who constitute that distinguished body -

[p. 2] I would ask the Gentlemen of the honorable Committee of the Savil Club - of which I am told he is a member, to say why he shall not be expelled for conduct unbecoming a [writer?] & a gentleman!

The "Magazine of Art[4]"


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Notes:

1.  [1898/1902]
This is a draft letter, and was found in one of JW's sketchbooks containing documents and drawings from this period as well as from c. 1893. See also #13377, #13378, #13379, #13381, #13382.

2.  The Saville Club
Gentleman's Club, located at 107, Piccadilly, W. This letter is incomplete and may never have been sent. Another undated note relating to the Saville Club is at #13376.

3.  Mr Wedmore
Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921), art critic [more].

4.  Magazine of Art
See also another indignant draft attacking Wedmore, #13377.