System Number: 04574
Date: [3/9 September 1895]
Author: Joseph Pennell
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P214
Document Type: ALS
14, BUCKINGHAM TERRACE,
STRAND, W. C.
Cher Maitre -
Henley writes me that you will do something for the Society of Illustrators - naturally the Society will be delighted.
The size of the the [sic] page is 8 x 6 inches: - The work is going ahead [very?] [p. 2] [well?] it will be most varied - Abbey has sent a lovely thing - also Sandys also May also about sixty others. I really think it will be rather an eye opener.
But it waits for a Whistler
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1. [3/9 September 1895]
Dated from reference to Society of Illustrators (see below) and J. Pennell to JW, 30 August 1895, #04573.
2. Joseph Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].
William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), journalist, poet and writer [more].
4. Society of Illustrators
The Society was planning an anthology, the London Garland, to be illustrated by its members. Henley was to be its editor, and Pennell seems to have co-ordinated the project. See Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, p. 166; and #04573.
Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911), painter and illustrator [more].
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904), portrait painter and designer [more].
Philip ('Phil') William May (1864-1903), cartoonist [more].