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System Number: 04361
Date: [May 1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Owen[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler O26
Document Type: ALS


ansd - [3] [i.e. answered]

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF [lion cartouche] BRITISH ARTISTS,
SUFFOLK STREET, PALL MALL,
LONDON

         188    

How charming and kind of you my dear Owen! -

Of course if my people[4], who, by the way are most mutinous and recalcitrant, have any wit and sense of gratitude, they will at once elect with thankfulness one of whom you think so highly -

I have recieved [sic] Mr Cundall's[5] [p. 2] personal application, and have written to make an appointment with him -

Beyond this, be sure I shall do all in my power to ensure his election - and I only hope from what you so kindly tell me, that for my own sake he may succeed -

Always my dear Owen
Affectionately Yours

J McN. Whistler

You will not find me[6] on Sunday next at the Grosvenor Gallery


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Notes:

1.  [May 1888?]
Dated by letterhead, first used in January 1888 (see M.1133-36) and by reference to the exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery, which opened in May.

2.  Owen
Owen, unidentified [more]. A member of the Society of British Artists.

3.  ansd -
Written in another hand, in upper left corner.

4.  my people
The SBA, of which JW was President, objected to his policies on selecting and hanging the exhibitions.

5.  Mr Cundall's
Herbert Minton Cundall (1848-1940), secretary of the Hogarth Club, London [more].

6.  You will not find me
JW's hand-writing here is unclear; the phrase might read 'You will not fail me...'.