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Documents associated with: Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
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System Number: 01679
Date: 9 February 1903
Author: Percy Bate[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G45
Document Type: ALS


[roundel with female figures representing the arts]
THE ROYAL / GLASGOW / INSTITUTE / OF THE / FINE ARTS

PERCY BATE,
ACTING SECRETARY.

175, SAUCHIEHALL STREET,
GLASGOW,

Feby, 9. 1903

James McNeill Whistler. Esq
President
The International Society of Sculptors, Painters & Gravers.

Dear Sir.

At the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts held last week, it was resolved unanimously to elect you an honorary member of our body: and I am therefore - with great pleasure - complying with the instructions of my Council in writing to inform you of your election, and to ask your acceptance of the position conferred on you by our members.

[p. 2] I may mention that our honorary members (including yourself.) number ten, eight of whom are artists of distinction - the other two being the Lord Provost of Glasgow[2] for the time being, and the Town Clerk.

Believe me to be, Dear Sir,
Yours faithfully

Percy Bate

actg Scty.


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Notes:

1.  Percy Bate
Percy Bate (1868-1913), Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, curator and writer on art [more].

2.  Lord Provost of Glasgow
Sir John Shearer (1843-1908), Glasgow councillor, Vice-chairman of Glasgow International Exhibition in 1903 [more].