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System Number: 13252
Date: [11 November 1878][1]
Author: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: London
Recipient: George Allen[3]
Place: [Orpington, Kent]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms


1877. - W. - No. 818

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
Queens Bench DIVISION.

'26'[4]

SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM.
[etc.]

BETWEEN James Abbott McNeill Whistler PLAINTIFF
AND
John Ruskin [5] DEFENDANT

[stamped:] HER MAJESTY'S HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE / QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION / 11 NOV / 1878

VICTORIA, BY THE GRACE OF GOD OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, QUEEN, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, TO George Allen.

GREETING: WE COMMAND YOU, AND EVERY OF YOU, THAT ALL THINGS SET ASIDE, AND CEASING EVERY EXCUSE, YOU AND EVERY OF YOU BE AND APPEAR IN YOUR PROPER PERSONS, AT THE SITTINGS OF THE Queens Bench DIVISION OF OUR HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, HOLDEN IN Middlesex AT Westminster Hall ON Saturday THE second DAY OF November ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-eight BY TEN OF THE CLOCK IN THE FORENOON OF THE SAME DAY, AND SO FROM DAY TO DAY, DURING THE SAID SITTINGS, UNTIL THE ACTION HEREINAFTER MENTIONED BE TRIED; AND ALSO THAT YOU BRING WITH YOU AND PRODUCE AT THE TIME AND PLACE AFORESAID the Manuscript of the Defendant Mr John Ruskin of the Number of Fors Clavigera[6] for the month of July 1877 and the printed Copy of Fors Clavigera for the month of July 1877 Copies of which were sold by you as the Agent for and on behalf of Mr John Ruskin the Defendant in this Action and printed copies of all the numbers or Volumes hith hitherto printed published and sold under the name style or title of Fors Clavigera also all Books papers and documents shewing the numbers sold and the monthly circulation of Fors Clavigera TO TESTIFY THE TRUTH, ACCORDING TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE, IN A CERTAIN ACTION, NOW IN THE SAID DIVISION OF OUR HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, DEPENDING BETWEEN James Abbott McNeill Whistler PLAINTIFF AND John Ruskin DEFENDANT, ON THE PART OF THE Plaintiff.

AND AT THE DAY AFORESAID, BETWEEN THE PARTIES AFORESAID, TO BE TRIED; AND THIS YOU NOR ANY OF YOU SHALL IN NO WISE OMIT, UNDER THE PENALTY OF EVERY OF YOU OF ONE HUNDRED POUNDS. WITNESS, HUGH MACCALMONT BARON Earl CAIRNS, LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF GREAT BRITAIN, AT WESTMINSTER, THE thirtieth DAY OF October IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-eight

[p. 2] THIS WRIT WAS ISSUED BY
James Anderson Rose
Plaintiffs Solicitor
11 Salisbury Street Strand
in the County of Middlesex

Served on within named G Allen on Thursday 21st November 1878.

R. R. W.[7]


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Notes:

1.  [11 November 1878]
This date is stamped on the document; it was served on 21 November 1878.

2.  James Anderson Rose
This document was kept with JW's legal papers by James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more]. It is one of a series of writs and subpoenas, prepared for the Whistler v. Ruskin case, which was eventually heard at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878 (see also #13248-13252).

3.  George Allen
George Allen (1832-1907), publisher and agent for John Ruskin [more].

4.  '26'
Added in circle, probably by J. A. Rose.

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

6.  Fors Clavigera
Ruskin, John, 'Letter the Seventy-ninth' Fors Clavigera, 2 July 1877, pp. 181-213.

7.  R. R. W.
Robert Reginald Western (b. 1843), legal clerk to James Anderson Rose [more].