Documents associated with: house, lodgings
Record 6 of 55
System Number: 04299
Date: 9 May 1878
Author: Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale
Recipient: Edward William Godwin
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler N56
Document Type: ALS
LAMBETH, LONDON, S. E.
B. E. NIGHTINGALE,
BUILDER & CONTRACTOR.
May 9 1878
CONTRACT - Tite St
E. W Godwin Esqr
You will find the works are now being push[e]d on - and in a short time all will be completed[.] I am giving the works my personal attention & will continue to do so until all is finish[e]d[;] the orders are of such a nature that they take a deal of time to prepare [p. 2] before we can fit -
Mr Whistler has order[e]d the floor of the Studio to be stained - before being stained it ought to
have be plained[;] [sic] shall I put this in hand.
Yours most truly
B E Nightingale
2. Edward William Godwin
Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more]. Godwin was the architect of JW's studio house at Tite Street, the White House, then in the process of construction. Godwin's letter of 8 May (untraced) replied to Nightingale's of the same day (#04298). At the head of Nightingale's letter, Godwin noted that his reply urged greater progress on the house.
3. Mr Whistler
JW was keen to move into the White House as the lease on 96 Cheyne Walk expired on 25 June 1878.