Document associated with: Cole, Grenville
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System Number: 05639
Date: [19 April 1889]
Recipient: William Christian Symons
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S285
Document Type: ALS
My dear Symons -
This is no question of personal misunderstanding - it is on the contrary one of very clear understanding of the person in question -
Also I refuse to be party to any plot for palming him off upon the body of distinguished Gentlemen who are to be present on this occasion. -
Your course [is] quite easy and coldly [p. 2] official -
Dear Sir -
I think you are under a
misappre misapprehension as to your method of application -
I am only empowered to issue tickets to those whose names are submitted by the Committee, and I do not find your name on any list -
Enclosed therefore I beg to return your cheque,
W C Symons
Now another name or two -
96. Philbeach Gardens - Earls Court -
J McN. Whistler
W. Christian Symons
55 Park Road
2. William Christian Symons
William Christian Symons (1845-1911), painter and designer [more]. Symons was chief organiser of a dinner in honour of JW at the Criterion on 1 May, to celebrate the award of a first-class medal at Munich and the Cross of St Michael of Bavaria.
Word covered by ink blot.
7. Messrs Dowdeswell's
Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, art dealer and print publishers. This is added in pencil.
Written in another hand, in pencil.