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System Number: 02126
Date: 17 May 1887
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Edward D. Mitchell[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H227
Document Type: ALcS


INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS.
[circular crest with lion and initials:] SBA

SUFFOLK STREET, PALL MALL EAST, S. W.

May 17 1887.

Dear Sir -

I beg to enclose cheque for the work you have so perfectly and tastefully done for me -

Nothing could be more artistic in execution or more intelligent in carrying out my intention than your part of in this Memorial[2] - -

Pray accept my compliments and my thanks - -

faithfully Yours

J McN. Whistler -

Mr Edward Mitchell Esq -


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Notes:

1.  Edward D. Mitchell
Edward D. Mitchell, heraldry expert [more]. He made sure that JW's designs conformed to the rules of heraldry.

2.  Memorial
An Address written by JW as President of the SBA, congratulating Queen Victoria on the occasion of her Jubilee. Mitchell probably drew the royal arms on the Memorial (see (a) Monogram 'VR'; (b) Address to Queen Victoria; (c) Royal Coat of Arms (M.1132); Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 5th ed., revised, London and Philadelphia, 1911, repr. f. p. 320; Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, 'Whistler as Decorator,' Century Magazine, LXXXIII, February 1912, pp. 500-13, repr. p. 510; and Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, repr. f. p. 176).