Documents associated with: society president
Record 15 of 48
System Number: 13557
Date: [26/29 September 1887]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R201b
Document Type: ADc
The President who had announced to the Society that he had it now in his power to show to the Members the Memorial to H. M. the Queen - opened the matter by reading again the correspondence between the Home Department and him self evolved from the presentation of the Address - culminating in the commands of the Queen that from now henceforth the [written over word, illegible] Society bear the style & title of The Royal Society of British Artists -
The final letter from the President in reply begging the Secretary of State to bring before the Throne the thanks of the Royal Society of B. A, and undertaking on their behalf "that no efforts will ever be spared by them, & by
our behalf, that no efforts their successors to serve & advance those best interests of British Art, which throughout H M's long & glorious reign have steadily prospered & made progress under Her enlightened patronage & protection" concluded the official Correspondence - The President then read to the Society a copy This was followed by the reading of the copy of of [sic] the MemorialAddress, - after which the President requested had the honour to bring place before the Society the Memorial itself, which had been entrusted to him for the time being - and with its inspection terminated the proceedings of the evening -
1. [26/29 September 1887?]
This copy of minutes to the R.B.A. meeting of the 5 September 1887 was made on the reverse of #05305 (A. J. Le Patourel to JW) which is dated '26 September 1887'. It is written in pencil. There is another draft of the minutes at #05303.
2. Memorial to H. M. the Queen
During her Jubilee Year, JW sent a Memorial to Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more], requesting that the Society of British Artists be called 'Imperial'. This was then amended to read 'Royal'. The SBA received a Royal Charter, thus becoming the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) (G. Lushington to JW, 9 August 1887, #13418). The Memorial was shown to the RBA on 5 September 1887 (#01841, #01842).