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System Number: 05033
Date: 5 June 1893
Author: Francis Gerard Prange[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P673
Document Type: ALS


HONORARY DIRECTORS[2].
VISCOUNT BARING.   ALFRED FARQUHAR, ESQ.
MARQUIS OF GRANBY, M. P.
LORD HOTHFIELD.   E. M. UNDERDOWN, ESQ., Q. C.
EARL OF WHARNCLIFFE.

MANAGING DIRECTOR.
T. D. CROFT[3], ESQ.

SECRETARY
HENRY BISHOP[4], ESQ.

ART MANAGER
F. G. PRANGE, ESQ.

5 / 6 / 93

THE GRAFTON GALLERIES, LIMITED.
8, GRAFTON STREET, W.

Chér [sic] Maitre,

A person "nomine[5]" E. S. Black[6] dating from No. 185 Warwick Road - Kensington wants your address.

Perhaps you will furnish him with it - if he interests you.

The paper - the style & the handwriting remind me of the Tax Gatherers. - I always remember Byrons song[7] "Never pay your taxes till your [sic] summoned - my [p. 2] Boys" and I act up to its immortal refrain.

Yrs

F G Prange

I'm getting a lot of evidence & information together re lights & walls. Hope to put all right.

Your letter goes before the Board this week.


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Notes:

1.  Francis Gerard Prange
Francis Gerard Prange (b. ca 1843), London art dealer [more].

2.  HONORARY DIRECTORS
The directors include John James Robert Manners (1818-1906), Marquis of Granby, politician [more]; Emmanuel Maguire Underdown (1831-1913), barrister [more]; and Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Stuart-Wortley (1827-1899), 1st Earl of Wharncliffe [more].

3.  T. D. CROFT
T. D. Croft, managing director of the Grafton Galleries.

4.  HENRY BISHOP
Henry Bishop, Secretary of the Grafton Gallery, possibly an artist.

5.  nomine
Lat., called.

6.  E. S. Black
E. S. Black, an acquaintance of the art dealer F. G. Prange.

7.  Byrons song
Not the famous George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), Lord Byron, poet [more]. Possibly a humorous ditty by Henry James Byron (1834-1884), dramatist [more]: his popular play Our Boys ran from January 1875 to April 1879.