The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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James Unitt Parkes, ca 1846- d.1913

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1846 ca
Place of Birth: Gloucester
Date of Death: 1913.09
Place of Death:


James Unitt Parkes was a jeweller, silver merchant and goldsmith of J. Parkes & Co.


Parkes & Co. succeeded Dickinson in 1875, a firm reputedly founded in 1777. Parkes & Co. dealt in high class jewels, modern and ancient silver, gold, plate, miniatures, enamels and curiosities at 12-13 Vigo Street, Regent Street. The business was continued by James Parkes' son, Fraser, the sole partner of Robert Dicker at 8 Vigo Street. In 1897 and 1902 James Parkes' home address was Holmwood, Carlton Hill, Putney Hill, S.W. In 1910 he was living at Grangemuir, Wimbledon Common.

In 1890 JW bought a number of silver and jewelled items from him [#04525].


The Mayfair Directory, London, 1886-87, 1887-88; UK Census, 1901.