The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Anglo-Australian Society of Artists
Record 2 of 2

System Number: 11313
Date: [28 December 1888/2 January 1889][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: William Ayerst Ingram[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 11/1042
Document Type: TLc

I meant, my dear Ingram, to have answered your nice note at once - but many things began interfering as usual - and now I only have a moment to write this line of acknowledgment -

Well, I think I would have but little difficulty in finding etchings for the Exhibition - and I will do what I can about that -

For the ballot[3] I should at this moment be unable to send any painting - but again - I might send a proof or two - we can talk this over -

Now about your question apropos of my "foreign qualifications," for the catalogue etc - - -

my diploma officially records me as "Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich[4]." Voilà! -

The dinner the other night was bright and interesting, and you, as President[5], were brilliant and amazing! and an example (alas![)] to

Yours ever

[butterfly signature]

Did you see the 'World[6]' of last week? -

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1.  [28 December 1888/2 January 1889]
The letter was probably a reply to Ingram's of 8 December 1888 (#02275). It has been dated from a reference to the World (see below).

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

3.  ballot
Ingram had asked JW to contribute some work to a Ballot, presumably to raise money for some cause (#02275).

4.  Royal Academy of Munich
JW was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich (letter of 3 November 1888, #04224).

5.  as President
The dinner chaired by Ingram has not been identified.

6.  World
A letter appeared in The World, 26 December 1888 (#11434).