Documents associated with: honours, Cross of St Michael
Record 16 of 33
System Number: 00306
Date: 26 April 
Author: Jacques Émile Blanche
Recipient: William Christian Symons
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B82
Document Type: ALS
19 rue des Fontis.
I am sorry to let you know I am not free and cannot leave Paris on the first of May - Kindly excuse me and tell the Master I should have [p. 2] been so glad to attend the Dinner.
J. E Blanche
'J. E. Blanche'Angleterre
W. Christian Symons. Esq.
55 Park Road
Londres N. W
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS 53 / R. PIERRE GUERIN / 4E 26 / AVRIL / 89
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. N. W. / [1?] 7 / AP27 / 89
1. 26 April 
Year dated from postmark.
This letter was published in MacDonald, Margaret F. and Joy Newton, 'Letters from the Whistler Collection (University of Glasgow). Correspondance with French Painters,' Gazette des Beaux Arts, no. 128, December 1986, pp. 201-214, at p. 207.
Symons organised the banquet held in Whistler's honour on 1 May 1889 at the Criterion in London to celebrate the award to Whistler of a first class medal at Munich and the Cross of St. Michael of Bavaria. A similar banquet was held in Paris on 28 April.
6. 'J. E. Blanche'
Written in another hand, in purple pencil.