UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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John Cossins, ??-??

Nationality: English
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Identity:

He may have been the son or nephew of JW's cook, Mrs Cossins, or her brother-in-law, the decorator John Cossins.

Life:

Cossins acted as JW's servant, valet and messenger boy between approximately 1877 and 1879. JW seems to have become fond of him. When JW went bankrupt, Cossins found a job as steward on a P. and O. boat.