The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887
Record 15 of 23

System Number: 09225
Date: [November 1886?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Miss Mackenzie[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLfc[3]

[...] [JW regrets that he has missed her] but I have been overwhelmed with work and business preparations for the forthcoming exhibition of the society of British Artists [for which JW has arranged a ticket for her for the private view] [...]

[James McNeill Whistler]

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1.  [November 1886]
JW was elected President of the Society of British Artists on 1 June 1886, and took office in December. He was closely involved in Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887, which opened in November 1886.

2.  Miss Mackenzie
Miss Mackenzie, a social acquaintance of JW.

3.  PLfc
Published in an auction catalogue, Christies, London, 22 October 1980 (lot no. 222) and described as an 'A.L.S.', 'n.p., n.d.', '1 1/2 pp., 8vo, conjugate blank leaf'. The original has not been located. The transcription is not complete.