The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Elizabeth Mary Susannah Craft, ??-??

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Elizabeth Mary Susannah Craft was a cheesemonger in Knightsbridge, who traded under the name of 'John Craft'.


In 1878 JW owed Craft £35.12.7 (#08981). The Craft v. Whistler case was heard in February 1878 (#12185) JW seems to have tried and failed to pay off part of the debt by instalment (#12192) By May 1878, Craft's solicitor Edmund Newman was requesting payment of the balance (#12195) This latest request seems also to have been unsuccessful as Craft appears on the list of creditors drawn up at the time of JW's bankruptcy in May 1879 (#11926)

Both John Craft, at 47 St George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, and Mrs Mary Craft, at 22 Philpot Lane, London, EC, appear in the directory in 1881.


Kelly's Post Office London Directory for 1881, London, 1881.