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Record 20 of 146
System Number: 02056
Date: 2 September 1887
Author: James Hayllar
Recipient: A. J. Le Patourel
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H157
Document Type: ALS
2 Sep 1887.
Dear Mr Le Patourel.
JW was elected President of the Society of British Artists on 1 June 1886 and took office in December. He was forced to resign on 4 June 1888 but retained the post until November.
4. memorial address presented by the Society 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).