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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 01692
Date: 20 April 1903
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Robert Herbert Story[1]
Place: Glasgow
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G58
Document Type: ALS[2]


My dear Sir -

I beg to acknowledge your personally kind letter[3] of yesterday - and I trust that you will convey to the Senate, my keen sense of the rare indulgence they are extending to me, in yeilding [sic] to the peculiar circumstances, and so graciously conferring this high honour in my enforced absence -

Pray present my thanks, & accept them yourself, tog[e]ther with my regrets, to the distinguished body who have chosen me as their Confrère - than which there can be no greater compliment -

I would like to have said to these gentlemen, as a reassurance, in their generosity, that, in one way at least, the Gods have prepared me for the reception of such dignity; in as much as they have kept, for me, the purest possible strain of Scotch blood - for am I not a McNeill - a McNeill of Bara[4]?

And I have the honour to be
my dear Sir,
Your obedient Servant

J. McNeill Whistler

Chelsea -

April 20. 1903.

To
The Revd R. Herbert Story. D.D - L.L.D -
Principal & Vice Chancellor -


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Envelope:

To
The Revd Herbert Story - D.D - L.L.D -
Principal, & Vice Chancellor,
University of Glasgow -
N. B.
[stamp x 2:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[stamp:] GREAT NORTHERN / RAILWAY / FEE FOR CONVEYANCE OF SINGLE POST LETTERS BY RAILWAY / 2d.
[postmark:] GLASGOW / 38 / 9 30 AM / AP 21 / 03


Notes:

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

2.  ALS
A draft of this letter is #01691.

3.  letter
R. Herbert Story to JW, #01690.

4.  McNeill of Bara
JW was not a McNeill of Barra!