The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12086
Date: 24 April 1878
Author: George Parsons[1]
Place: Ambleside
Recipient: Theodore Allingham[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: MsLc

'G Parsons[3] 24 April 1878
Whistler v Ruskin
Copy Medical Certificate as to Mr Ruskins[4] health'


Coniston Lancas[hire]

I hereby certify that John Ruskin Esqre [although?] considerably better, [is not yet?] sufficiently recovered from his recent very severe illness to take part in any serious business, and will most certainly not be able to enter on any legal[6] business for several months

Dated this 24th day of April 1878

(signed) George Parsons

AB MB Univ Dub[lin] LRCS[J?]


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1.  George Parsons
Dr George Parsons (b. 1849), physician [more].

2.  Theodore Allingham
This is probably addressed to Theodore Frederick Allingham (b. 1845), solicitor [more], although this copy may have gone straight to James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  G Parsons
Written in another hand in top left corner.

4.  Mr Ruskins
John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more].

5.  '81'
'81' was added in a second hand, in a circle, as with other legal documents kept by J. A. Rose. Papers connected with each case, or aspect of a case, were given the same number.

6.  legal
The case of Whistler v. Ruskin was heard at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878. Ruskin did not appear as a witness.