The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Burlington Fine Arts Club
Record 26 of 132

System Number: 12949
Date: 19 June 1867
Author: Rodolph Nicholson Wornum[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: Louis Huth[2]
Place: London
Repository: Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Call Number: National Art Library, PC12/6 MSL/1952/1353/2/5/5
Document Type: MsLd/c


[p. 2] B. F. A Club

19 June


I am desired by the Committee to send you the enclosed copy of a resolution and request agreed to at their meeting on the 19th inst. with the expression of their hope that you will give them the benefit of your assistance in the matter referred to[3]

The committee will be [p. 3] glad if you will inspect the letters & documents which are in the hands of the Honble Secretary.

I am Sir
Your very obedt servt

for Mr Wornum

Louis Huth Esq
Upper Harley St
W Boxall Esq
R Wornum Esq national

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1.  Rodolph Nicholson Wornum
Ralph Nicholson Wornum (1812-1877), history painter [more].

2.  Louis Huth
Louis Huth (1821-1905), collector [more]. Huth's reply to this letter is #12950.

3.  matter referred to
A reference to JW's simmering dispute with the Club. It related to his recent quarrel with Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more], which led to his alleged assault on F. S. Haden in a Paris café. As a result, Haden campaigned for JW to be excluded from the Club (see JW's account of Haden's allegations in his letter to L. Huth, #02240).