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My dear Sir -
I beg to acknowledge your personally kind letter 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?
And I have the honour to be
my dear Sir,
Your obedient Servant
J. McNeill Whistler
April 20. 1903.
The Revd R. Herbert Story. D.D - L.L.D -
Principal & Vice Chancellor -
The Revd Herbert Story - D.D - L.L.D -
Principal, & Vice Chancellor,
University of Glasgow -
[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
4. McNeill of Bara
JW was not a McNeill of Barra!