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System Number: 00136
Date: 12 December 1890
Author: John Alexander[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler A135
Document Type: PD/Ms


BOW STREET POLICE COURT;

12 December 18890

TO James McNeil Whistler Esq
OF No 21 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea

SIR,

THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAVING, BY ORDER UNDER HIS HAND AND SEAL, REQUIRED THE CHIEF MAGISTRATE AT THIS COURT TO TAKE YOUR EVIDENCE FOR THE PURPOSES OF A CRIMINAL MATTER PENDING before the "Juge d'Instruction, d'Anvers[2]" Belgium, such Criminal matter having reference to a pamphlet entitled, "The Gentle Art of making Enemies[3]; with some Whistler Stories old and new: Edited by Sheridan Ford[4]".

I AM DIRECTED TO REQUEST YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF GIVING EVIDENCE AS TO WHAT YOU MAY KNOW CONCERNING SUCH CRIMINAL MATTER, AT THIS COURT, ON Wednes-DAY, THE Seventeenth DAY OF December instant, AT THE HOUR OF two IN THE afterNOON.-

If this day or hour is inconvenient to you will you kindly say when it will be convenient for you to attend. If it will not suit you to come here before Thursday next will you be good enough to fix a day after the 1st January next.

I AM,
SIR,
YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANT,

John Alexander

Chief Clerk

L 9 (258).[5]
/ NOTICE TO WITNESS. / EXTRAD. ACT. 1873, S. 5.


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Envelope:

Jas McNeil Whistler Esq
21 Cheyne Walk
Chelsea
S W

[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON. W. C. / C. X. / 11 5 / DE12 / 90
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W. / [1 1?] / DE12 / 90

[embossed royal crest on verso flap]



Notes:

1.  John Alexander
John Alexander, chief clerk at Bow Street Police Station.

2.  Juge d'Instruction, d'Anvers
Fr., Examining Judge, Antwerp.

3.  The Gentle Art of making Enemies
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890.

4.  Sheridan Ford
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more].

5.  L 9 (258).
Printed in the lower left corner, boxed.