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System Number: 00770
Date: 24 November 1888
Author: George Henry Cadogan[1]
Place: Munich
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C271
Document Type: ALS

[embossed crest with lion and unicorn]


24. xi. 88.

Dear Mr. Whistler -

One line to tell you that I have just seen Kaulbach[2] who tells me that you are "seul de votre espèce[3]," (whether American or English)!

The compliment is therefore proportionately greater.

I hope next spring to be in London & shall ask you to let me make your acquaintance.

Yrs very sincerely

Henry Cadogan.

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1.  George Henry Cadogan
George Henry Cadogan (1840-1915), 5th Earl of Cadogan, politician and diplomat [more].

2.  Kaulbach
Perhaps .

3.  seul de votre espèce
Fr., 'alone of your species/one of a kind'. The reference is to honours conferred on JW in Munich (see JW to Royal Academy of Munich, #04225).