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System Number: 04371
Date: [1884/1887?][1]
Author: Samuel Wreford Paddon[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P10
Document Type: ALS

S. W.


My dear Whistler -

On Monday next at 12 oClock at the Courts of Justice, before a Judge in Chambers, in the case of Paddon V. Howell[3], the application to commit Howell for contempt of Court, comes on for hearing - it will not last probably more than half an hour.

If you would care to hear it, let me know -

[p. 2] Last night, a man was dining with us who told me he had an order to interview you for the American press agency[4] -

With kind regards
Yours faithfully

S. W. Paddon

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1.  [1884/1887?]
The letter concerns a dispute between JW, S. W. Paddon, and C. A. Howell about the ownership and whereabouts of a Chinese cabinet. JW's involvement is chronicled in Whistler, James McNeill, Correspondence. Paddon Papers. The Owl and the Cabinet, London, [1886]; for detailed notes, see JW to S. W. Paddon, 10 March 1882 (#09519).

2.  Samuel Wreford Paddon
Samuel Wreford Paddon (b. 1843), diamond merchant and collector [more].

3.  Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

4.  American press agency
Possibly Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more], who first met JW in July 1884.