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System Number: 10832
Date: [17 September 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: William Ayerst Ingram[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 11/1038
Document Type: Ms/TLc

Dear Ingram,

I have just found Stott's letter[3] in the correspondence of the Court & Society Review - and remembering, that Salaman[4] said this morning that it was missing from his collection, I send it you - But you must read it in its place in due order with the others -

As to the Council[5] proposing that the paper in which they appeared is insignificant, that is all nonsense - In any case it seems ceases to be so by means of this this [sic] very discussion - You will find well known names signed to the letters on our side - distinguished men like E. W. Godwin[6] - and Whiteing[7], the London correspondent of the Daily News in Paris for years - and Stott -

Besides which it is the intention of the editor to publish the collected correspondence in the form of a pamphlet[8] - which will be pretty much all over the place -

When you have read it all, I fancy you will have a very different notion from that of the Council, as to its importance -

On Saturday morning -

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1.  17 September 1886
Dated from postmark as transcribed by copyist (the original has not been located).

2.  William Ayerst Ingram
William Ayerst Ingram (1855-1913), marine and landscape painter [more].

3.  Stott's letter
William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900), genre and landscape painter [more]. The letter is Stott, William, 'Whistler and His Critics,' The Court and Society Review, vol. 3, no. 108, 29 July 1886, p. 678.

4.  Salaman
Malcolm Charles Salaman (1855-1940), art critic and dramatist [more]. Salaman's collection included #11358, #11359, #11360, #11361, #11362, #11364, and possibly #11365.

5.  Council
Society of British Artists, of which JW was President.

6.  E. W. Godwin
Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more]. See Godwin's letter to the Court and Society Review, 22 July 1886 (#11362).

7.  Whiteing
Richard Whiteing (1840-1928), journalist and novelist [more]. See his letter to the Court and Society Review, 2 August 1886 (#11365).

8.  pamphlet
The letters were never published as a pamphlet.