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Documents associated with: Winter Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887-1888
Record 21 of 30

System Number: 13108
Date: 12 December 1887
Author: Charles James Whistler Hanson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Horace Henry Cauty[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Call Number: Archives of Art and Design, RBA WHI 9
Document Type: ALS


[rectangular lion insignia:] RBA
THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS,
SUFFOLK STREET, PALL MALL, LONDON

Dec 12 1887.

Sir,

I am directed to acknowledge your note of the 7th inst.[3], and to say that the President sends you his compliments.

He regrets that he has not, at this early hour, decided upon the list that he shall make out for the coming Private View of the Society[4] - indeed he is not at all sure, that he further proposes to trouble the Society by the [p. 2] organisation of Private Views, with which the members show, by their absence, such odd sympathy, or attempt to fill their Galleries on those, hitherto hail-fellow-well-met occasions, with people, whose presence would seem to bring about the flight, into their mountains, of the Members themselves!

The President begs however to assure you, that, were he again, through thoughtless joyousness to forget his more serious sense of the Society's comfort, in their own rooms, he certainly will, in no way impede your carrying out the bye laws with reference to his list.

I am,
Sir
Your obedient servant

Charles J. J. Hanson

private secretary

H. H. Cauty Esq. R. B. A.
Hon. Secretary -


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Notes:

1.  Charles James Whistler Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

2.  Horace Henry Cauty
Horace Henry Cauty (1846-1909), historical and genre painter [more].

3.  note of the 7th inst.
Not located.

4.  Private View of the Society
Winter Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887-1888. There is a long list of people to be invited, dated 15 December 1887 (see #13403).