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System Number: 04993
Date: [June/July 1887?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Henry Ponsonby[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P633
Document Type: ALd


INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS.
[circular crest with lion:] SBA

SUFFOLK STREET, PALL MALL EAST, S. W.

                 188

General The Rt Hon Sir Henry Ponsonby K C B.

Dear Sir -

H. R. H. The Princess Louise[3] has graciously expressed her wish that I should apprise you of the pres the intended presentation to H. M.[4] of a memorial signed by me on behalf of the Society of British Artists as their President -

For this purpose I calle did myself the honor of calling upon [p. 2] you this morning - and now write - to The memorial has been in the hands of the

The first Lord of the Treasury has The memorial itself will doubtless in due course come before you - but and the intention of my communication is to let you know that H R H has herself seen the work and [that?] is graciously pleased to take in it a great interest -


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Notes:

1.  [June/July 1887?]
This is one of two drafts of a letter regarding the Memorial (see #04994).

2.  Henry Ponsonby
Henry Frederick Ponsonby (1825-1895), Private Secretary to Queen Victoria [more].

3.  H. R. H. The Princess Louise
Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939), Marchioness of Lorne, sculptress [more].

4.  H. M.
Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more]. The Memorial congratulated her on her Jubilee, her fiftieth year on the throne.