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System Number: 07040
Date: 24 January 1889
Author: James Whitehead[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1029
Document Type: PD


THE MANSION HOUSE
[coat of arms with motto:] DOMINE DIRIGE NOS
FAREWELL BANQUET
TO HIS EXCELLENCY
THE HON. E. J. PHELPS[2]
UNITED STATES MINISTER,
THURSDAY, JAN. 24TH / 1889.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE / JAMES WHITEHEAD,
LORD MAYOR.
[coat of arms with motto:] VIRTUTE ET LABORE
PLAN OF TABLES.
Mr. J. McNeill Whistler
[p. 2] PROGRAMME OF MUSIC
TO BE PERFORMED DURING DINNER BY
THE BAND OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS
(BY PERMISSION OF COLONEL C. J. WIGRAM, C.B.)
[Eight pieces of music, not transcribed]
CONDUCTOR - MR. C. THOMAS.
PROGRAMME OF VOCAL MUSIC
TO BE PERFORMED AFTER DINNER.
ARTISTES:
MESSRS. GEORGE MAY, HENRY GUY, WILLIAM COATES, F. BEVAN, JOHN JEFFERYS.
[Eight pieces of music, not transcribed]
CONDUCTOR - MR. WILLIAM COATES.

[p. 3, table plan [3]]


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Notes:

1.  James Whitehead
Sir James Whitehead (1834-1917), merchant, Lord Mayor of London [more].

2.  E. J. PHELPS
Edward John Phelps (1822-1900), lawyer, politician and diplomat [more].

3.   table plan
JW sat at table C between Edmund J. Moffat, agent, US Department of Agriculture [more] and 'Mr Bancroft (possibly John Chandler Bancroft (1822-1907), politician, diplomat and collector [more]). Opposite were Richard Mansfield, social acquaintance of JW, and A. A. Stenger, a social acquaintance of JW. At other tables, the guests included Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911), painter and illustrator [more], Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), painter [more], Walter Besant (1836-1901), novelist, dramatist and social campaigner [more], George Henry Boughton (1833-1905), painter [more], Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-1890), sculptor [more], Robert William Edis (1839-1927), architect [more], Rudolph Onslow Ford (b. ca 1880, d. after 1914), artist [more], Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), painter and sculptor [more], John Everett Millais (1829-1896), artist [more], Edward John Poynter (1836-1919), history and genre painter [more], A. J. Woolmer (1805-1892), sculptor and painter of genre subjects [more], and Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910), Punch caricaturist [more]. Other guests JW would have known included Walter Besant (1836-1901), novelist, dramatist and social campaigner [more], Robert Browning (1812-1889), writer and poet [more], Justice Day, Frank Dicey (ca 1838 - d.1888), painter [more], Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911), playwright and librettist [more], Sir Philip Cunliffe Owen (d. 1894), Director, South Kensington Museum [more], Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900), composer and conductor [more], H. Thompson, Thomas MacDonald Waller (ca 1840 - d.1924), politician, U. S. Consul General to London [more], Joseph Lister, Henry White (1850-1927), 1st Secretary at the U. S. Legation in London [more], Sir George Henry Lewis (1833-1911), society lawyer [more], Edmund Hodgson Yates (1831-1894), novelist, 'Atlas' columnist and editor-proprietor of the World [more], and Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin (1841-1926), 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mountearl [more].