Documents associated with: honours, Cross of St Michael
Record 18 of 33
System Number: 01923
Date: [April 1889]
Recipient: Deborah Delano Haden
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H24
Document Type: MsLc
'after marriage ? 1892'
My dear Sis -
Quite right too! you ought to know - History should be neatly written, so I enclose a truthful account - from the "Sporting and Dramatic News", than which 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 Munich? - 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 [sic]! - ce que l'on dit de moi, dans la Gazette de Hol[l]ande!!
Tower House 28 Tite Street Chelsea, London
When you come up to town do come and see us - you and Trixie couldn't help liking each other -
1. [April 1889]
Dated by reference to Bavarian honours (see below).
These lines were written in unknown hands, the first, in red pencil, and the second, in pencil.
7. Sporting and Dramatic News
Reference not identified.
9. Royal Academy of Munich
JW had been awarded a gold medal for works exhibited at 4th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1889.
12. Voila ... Holande
Fr., 'This is what they say of me, in the Dutch Gazette'. The quotation has not been identified.