Documents associated with: honours, Cross of St Michael
Record 19 of 33
System Number: 13489
Date: [April 1889]
Recipient: Deborah Delano Haden
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 19
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
My dear Sis -
Quite right too! - you ought to know - History should be neatly written, so I enclose a truthful account - from the "Sporting & Dramatic News", than which [p. 2] there could, in such matters, be no greater authority -
Write me a line to say you received it all right, and that you are pleased -
Always your affectionate brother
J McN. Whistler
Did Willie tell you that I had been elected an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Münich? - and now I have had a letter from the German Ambassador with the Official announcement that H. R. H. the Prince Luitpold, Regent of Bavaria, has, "in the name of His Majesty, been graciously pleased" to confer upon me the Order of the Holy St. Michael! -
"Voila! - ce que l'on dit de moi, dans la Gazette de Hol[l]ande!!"
28. Tite Street - Chelsea
When you come up to town do come and see us - You and Trixie couldn't help liking each other
In unknown hand.
6. Sporting & Dramatic News
Reference not identified.
8. Royal Academy of Münich
JW had been awarded a gold medal for works exhibited at 4th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1889.
'Voila ... Holande', Fr., 'This is what they say of me, in the Dutch Gazette'. The quotation has not been identified.