The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 01684
Date: 17 March 1903
Author: Robert Herbert Story[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G50
Document Type: ALS

[University of Glasgow arms, and motto:] VIA, VERITAS, VITA


17 March 1903

My dear Sir

It was with great pleasure I received your assurance[2] that you accepted and appreciated the honorary degree which this University had offered you - the highest mark of regard & distinction which we [p. 2] can bestow - At the same time I was grieved to learn that the state of your health seemed to threaten the possibility of your being unable to venture on the journey to Glasgow. I trust that this cause of uncertainty no longer exists, & [p. 3] that we may count on your ability to appear here in person not later than the 20th April. I hope that you will then do me the honour of being my guest during your stay in this City - My house is in The College so that your being here [p. 4] would reduce to a minimum any fatigue or inconvenience that attend the graduation.

I shall expect a favourable reply to this proposal -

Believe me
my dear Sir
very faithfully yrs

R. Herbert Story

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1.  Robert Herbert Story
Robert Herbert Story (d. 1907), Principal of the University of Glasgow [more].

2.  your assurance
JW to R. Herbert Story, [28] February 1903, #01683.