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System Number: 01678
Date: 4 February 1897
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Hon. Secretary[1], Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
Place: Glasgow
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G44
Document Type: ALS[2]


Dear Sir -

I beg that you will present my compliments to Mr. Kirkpatrick[3] and the members of the Committee, and convey to them my high appreciation of their Courtesy.

I am much touched by the flattering invitation of the Chairman and Committee - and [p. 2] deeply regret that it is impossible for me to find myself, as I had hoped, among their guests on this brilliant occasion! -

As a McNeill myself, I sympathize with all honours acquired by my distinguished Scottish Confrères! - and wish to offer them, through you Sir, my warmest congratulations on the Royal recognition - so well conferred upon the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts -

And I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant

J. McNeill Whistler -

London -

Feb. 4th.
1897 -

To
The Hon. Secretary
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts


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Notes:

1.  Hon. Secretary, Royal Glasgow Institute
The Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts had been given a Royal warrant.

2.  ALS
Written on deep bordered mourning paper.

3.  Mr. Kirkpatrick
Andrew J. Kirkpatrick (d. 1900), merchant and collector, Chairman, Council of the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts [more].