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System Number: 02194
Date: 12 April 1889
Author: E. Aubrey Hunt[1]
Place: London
Recipient: William Christian Symons[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H290
Document Type: ALS


ART CLUB BLACKHEATH,
BENNETT PARK.

April 12th. 89

Dear Symons -

I send you a list of names & should like to have papers sent to -

W. H. Taylor Esq[3]
9 Essex Terrace, High Road, Lee, S. E.
Franklin G [Lefroy?][4] Esq
42 Shorters Hill Rd.
Blackheath - S. E.
[p. 2] Geo E Corner[5]Esq, The Art Club
Blackheath - S. E.
H Woodroffe Esq[6]
Sec, Art Club Blackheath -
S. E.
C. D. Abel Esq[7]
11 East Coombe Villas
Blackheath
S. E.
W. E. Norton Esq[8]
23 Camden Rd
N. W.

I dont know [as all those you choose?] will take tickets but they all have [p. 3] expressed a desire to come to the dinner, I hope you are well, How about British Artists[9] they have called on me for £14. Whistler says it is a poor try on - what do you think. .

Yours sincerely

E Aubrey Hunt


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Notes:

1.  E. Aubrey Hunt
Edmund Aubrey Hunt (1855-1922), landscape and rural painter [more]. His writing is hard to read.

2.  William Christian Symons
William Christian Symons (1845-1911), painter and designer [more]. A dinner, to congratulate JW on being made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, was held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889. It was organised by W. C. Symons. JW took an active part in promoting it and in deciding who should or should not be invited.

3.  W. H. Taylor Esq
W. H. Taylor, possibly an artist.

4.  Franklin G [Lefroy?]
Franklin George Lefroy (1861/1862-1936), solicitor, of Brooks and Lefroy [more].

5.  Geo E Corner
George E. Corner (b. ca 1853), artist and art teacher [more].

6.  H Woodroffe Esq
H. Woodroffe, Founding Secretary of Blackheath Art Club [more].

7.  C. D. Abel Esq
Charles Denton Abel (1831-1906), writer [more].

8.  W. E. Norton Esq
William Edward Norton (1843-1916), painter [more].

9.  British Artists
Hunt was one of JW's supporters and resigned with him from the Royal Society of British Artists in 1888. The SBA was presumably requesting membership fees or similar dues.