Documents associated with: Galsworthy, Frederick T.
Record 6 of 8
System Number: 12175
Date: 12 February 1875
Author: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC K6
Document Type: MsDd
(fol. 41)Whistler & Griffiths
Feb 12 Att[orne]y fr Whistler [concerning?] the action brought by Mr Griffith & take instr[ucti]ons.
[p. 2] (fol. 219)
In the Exch[ange] of Pleas
Whistler ats Griffith
|Feb 8}||Hillary Term|
|}||Instr[ucti]ons to defend -||6 8|
| Writg Mr J. P. Godfrey Plt atty [ie plaintiff's attorney] re setting out the facts of the case & for appt for
|9||writing Mrs Whistler that Mr Galsworthy had sent me
|'9||Att[endin]g Mr Godfrey who admitted that
|12||[deft apper?] & paid||=
Whistler ats Griffith
1. 12 February 
This date appears in part on p. 1 and fully on p. 2, both of which relate to the lawsuit between JW and E. C. Griffith (see note below) which date mainly from January tp July 1875.
The first sheet is a cover, and is numbered 'fol. 41' and p. 2 'fol. 219'; both sheets are numbered in another and later hand, '89', at the top of the pages, possibly by the lawyers when collating related material.
4. Whistler Griffith
In 1874, JW leased the Flemish Gallery for a year from Capt. Edward Clifton Griffith, gallery landlord [more], in order to show his works (Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, Pall Mall, London, 1874). The gallery was hung with maroon cloth but JW decided to redecorate it in primrose, pink-grey and brown distemper for his exhibition. In January 1875, JW fell into a dispute with Griffith over the rent and the reinstatement of the original decoration. On 29 January, Griffith took legal proceedings against JW claiming back rent and costs of repair to the gallery (see E. C. Griffith to JW, #12140). See also correspondence between JW and E. C. Griffith between 20 and 30 January 1875 (#01603, #11441, #11442, #11444, #11445, #12145, #12148, #12154, #12165).
6. Mrs Whistler
Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more]; she acted on JW's behalf as he was absent in Liverpool from January to March 1875, staying at the home of Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more].
Probably a reference to JW's correspondence with Griffith between January and February 1875 (see references to the correspondence in note above) .
'9 Attg Mr Godfrey ... accept it' is written in another hand.