The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Thomas Luff, ca 1839-??

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1839 ca
Place of Birth: Denham, Middlesex
Date of Death:
Place of Death:


Luff was married to Maria Luff (who was born in Kent and aged 39, with two sons and a daughter, at the time of the 1881 census).


Luff was another victim of Whistler's failing finances and taste for wine during the years before his bankruptcy in 1879.

He was a well-established wine-merchant employing two porters at 227 Kings Road in Chelsea in 1881, which shows that his finances survived Whistler's bankruptcy.


UK census 1881, from (accessed 2004); Chelsea, Pimlico and Belgravia Directory, London, 1885.