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System Number: 05629
Date: 2 September 1887
Author: William Christian Symons[1]
Place: London
Recipient: A. J. Le Patourel[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S275
Document Type: ALS


55 Park Rd
Haverstock Hill

Septr 2nd 1887

Dear Sir

Will you please convey my compliments to our President, and assure him of my intention to be present at the next meeting Septr 65th particularly since receiving the Memorial to H. M. the Queen[3] is to be shewn.

[p. 2] I am very glad to have an opportunity of seeing this, and look forward to it with great pleasure -

I am
Yours faithfully

Will C. Symons.


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Notes:

1.  William Christian Symons
William Christian Symons (1845-1911), painter and designer [more].

2.  A. J. Le Patourel
A. F. or A. J. Le Patourel, painter, acting secretary of the SBA [more].

3.  Memorial to H. M. the Queen
During her Jubilee Year, JW sent a Memorial to Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more], requesting that the Society of British Artists be called 'Imperial'. This was then amended to read 'Royal'. The SBA received a Royal Charter, thus becoming the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) (G. Lushington to JW, 9 August 1887, #13418). The Memorial was shown to the RBA on 5 September 1887 (#01841, #01842).