Documents associated with: Paddon, Samuel Wreford
Record 3 of 36
System Number: 03740
Date: 10 March 1881
Author: Thomas Fothergill McNay
Recipient: Jack E. McNay
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M74
Document Type: ALS
10. Mar. / 81.
My dear Jack,
Whistler was out last night & he had had Paddons, Frank Miles, Capt Templar[,] Eldon [sic] & Howell to luncheon @ his Studio, & he had given the latter a "roasting". I had lent him the letter as to Howell's having been at Hughenden &c, and he started Howell on that, as he knew he did'nt [sic] know Beaconsfield. Whistler wrote to you last night, at my house & you will see how ingeniously Howell tried to excuse himself - In replying to the enquiry dont spare Howell in the least, for he deserves no mercy - nor will he get any from me, or Whistler or F. Miles - for he is without exception the most slanderous & unmitigated scoundrel at large - He has been circulating all kinds of lies about myself & Pollie to Paddons, but, by God, he'll live to repent it - Get Frank to write some of his terse sentences to Whistler in the style of his letter to Ross -
I enclose you Copy of rhyme [p. 2] which Rossetti wrote on Howell some years ago -
Very busy, so no time for more now.
Yours ever affecty
T F McN
I have taken new offices @ [
71?] 41. Parliament St. next door to Durnfords' -
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more]. This letter relates to an incident recorded by JW in Whistler, James McNeill, Correspondence. Paddon Papers. The Owl and the Cabinet, London, . It concerned Howell's rather ill-judged boast that he knew Lord Beaconsfield (see note below).
Pollie, possibly a relation of J. E. McNay.
Ross, an acquaintance of T. F. McNay.