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System Number: 03523
Date: 11 February 1889
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: German Ambassador[1]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 7/57
Document Type: MsLc[2]

His Excellency
The German Ambassador

Dear Sir, -

I beg you to accept my most cordial acknowledgments of the courteous terms in which you have been so good as to convey to me the information of the distinguished honor which his Royal Highness the Prince Regent[3] of Bavaria has been graciously pleased to bestow upon me.

Your letter with the insignia of the Ancient and Honorable Order[4] accompanying it, I shall always treasure as a most valuable recognition by a Prince whose accomplishments enhance the renown of his illustrious House, of my efforts in the Arts which owe so much to Bavaria and to her rulers

And, I beg you to believe me
Your Excellency's
Most obedient faithful Servant

(signed) J. McNeill Whistler

The Tower House
Tite Street, Chelsea

Feb. 11. 89

This document is protected by copyright.


His Excellency
The German Ambassador
9 Carlton Terrace
S. W.


1.  German Ambassador
Not identified.

2.  MsLc
This draft or copy was written by Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

3.  Prince Regent
Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig Luitpold (1821-1912), Prince Regent of Bavaria [more].

4.  Ancient and Honorable Order
JW was awarded the Cross of St Michael of Bavaria.

5.  envelope
The envelope is not present, but the address is copied within a rectangle.