The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Künstler-Genossenschaft, Munich, 1891
Record 7 of 9

System Number: 04211
Date: [14 November 1891][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Adolf Paulus[2]
Place: [Munich]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M481
Document Type: ALd


Hochvererter Geheimrath[4]! -

Your most amiable and courteous letter[5] has given me the highest pleasure - both for the flattering warm expression of interest in my work, and for the hint conveyed of the great distinction the Regierung[6] so graciously intends to confer upon me. -

Nothing do I more keenly value than such flattering recognition - [p. 2] and I trust that you will convey report submit my emminent [sic] appreciation of the graceful honour proposed -

Believe me, hochverehte sir Accept I beg, hochverehte Geheimrath with my best wishes for the New Year - and my highest consideration -

[p. 3] 'Paulus / December 1891'

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1.  [14 November 1891]
This is a reply to a letter dated 11 November 1891 (see below); however, a note in the hand of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], gives the date of December.

2.  Adolf Paulus
Adolf Paulus (b. 1851), business manager of the Kϋnstlergenossenschaft and instigator of the Munich Secession in 1893 [more].

3.  21, CHEYNE WALK,
Address printed in orange.

4.  Hochvererter Geheimrath
Ger., Honourable privy councillor.

5.  letter
A. Paulus to JW, 11 November 1891, #04210.

6.  Regierung
Ger., administration.