Documents associated with: Webster (fl. 1899)
Record 2 of 2
110 Rue du Bac.
June 23rd 1899.
Dear Mrs. Anderson.
Mr. Whistler says of course you can do "everything in the matter". He is surprised that it has not been done & says that you evidently have misunderstood the whole affair.
The enclosed I return & Mr. Whistler says that you are to see Mr. Pawling again about it. You [p. 2] are to say that the work that was done by
them Webster was never submitted first for approval & that the engraving of the butterfly was quite different to the specimen drawing given to them. Therefore as the paper was useless Mr. Whistler does not think it right that he should pay.
Yours truly -
R. Birnie Philip.
The paper has a deep mourning border.
Webster, an engraver, possibly working for the publisher, W. Heinemann. The matter under dispute may have been business cards for the 'Company of the Butterfly'.