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System Number: 05019
Date: 30 March 1892
Author: Francis Gerard Prange[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P659
Document Type: ALS


30 March 1892

[crown over clover in belt:] THE REFORM CLUB

My dear Whistler,

Shannon[2] & I have written you and done our best to see you during your flying visit the other day - re Portrait Society[3] - Archie[4] promised me [he would] call upon you in Paris - but Monte Carlo has entirely extinguished his small writing capacities as I've heard nothing.

Last night was a crucial meeting of the Society & Shannon & I took the bull by the horns. [p. 2] Got you elected & said that you would be willing. The Society rose at your name & also put you on the Committee for this year.

Now my dear fellow I know that you won't be angry & not give us away - We did our best to get word from you & you are necessary to the welfare of a Society which I believe you take a real interest in.

Send me a line - Shannon writes you also - at least he said that he would

Yrs faithfully

F G Prange


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Notes:

1.  Francis Gerard Prange
Francis Gerard Prange (b. ca 1843), London art dealer [more].

2.  Shannon
James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923), genre and portrait painter [more].

3.  Portrait Society
The Society of Portrait Painters.

4.  Archie
Archibald James Stuart-Wortley (1849-1905), painter, first President of the Society of Portrait Painters [more].