Documents associated with: honours, Cross of St Michael
Record 3 of 33
System Number: 00769
Date: 14 November 
Author: George Henry Cadogan
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C270
Document Type: ALS
[embossed crest with dragon's head]
Dear Mr. Whistler -
You will I am afraid put me down as a bad correspondent, as I have shown no signs of life -
The truth is that I can find out nothing here - The Exhibition is closed & Paulus is very busy, partly in packing & returning pictures, partly in inevitable legal disputes, and partly in reflecting on the joys of the £3,500 which represents his commission [p. 2] on the whole business!
[drawings of three rabbits]
However I am sure that your name has been proposed and accepted; but when you will be officially dubbed is more than I can tell you.
I also see that you have been elected an honorary member of the Munich Academy.
I am delighted at both these facts, in which I see an effort on the part of Munich to vindicate its pretensions to good taste!
Yrs very truly
1. 14 November 
Dated by reference to the Munich Exhibition (see below).
2. George Henry Cadogan
George Henry Cadogan (1840-1915), 5th Earl of Cadogan, politician and diplomat [more]. JW, on 19 October, had asked C. J. W. Hanson to find out details of Cadogan's position (#10526).
3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888.
5. drawings of three rabbits
Rabbits drawn the opposite way up to the letter, at top right of the page, not by JW.
6. your name has been proposed
JW was awarded the Cross of St. Michael of Bavaria.