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Record 15 of 32
System Number: 11939
Date: 28 October 1878
Author: James Anderson Rose
Recipient: Walker Martineau & Co.
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: MsD
1877 W. No. 818 '54'
In the High Court of Justice
Queens Bench Division
Between James Abbott McNeill Whistler Plaintiff
John Ruskin Defendant
We consent to this Action not being in the list for Trial before Monday the 18th day of November next
Dated this 28th day of October 1878
J Anderson Rose
Walker Martineau & Co
Written in another hand in upper right-hand corner of sheet, circled.
This relates to JW's libel suit against Ruskin, in response to his criticism of JW's works in the periodical Fors Clavigera. On 2 July 1877, he accused JW of 'flinging a pot of paint in the public's face' in a review of the I Summer Exhibition of the Grosvenor Gallery, London. See Ruskin, John, 'Letter the Seventy-ninth' Fors Clavigera, 2 July 1877, pp. 181-213. The trial took place at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878.