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System Number: 08854
Date: 26 September 1878
Author: Halling, Pearce and Stone[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS


Waterloo House
Pall Mall East & Cockspur St

26 Sept 1878

Sir

'recd 30th[2]'

It is with regret we find that our efforts to obtain a settlement of your account amounting to £35. 17. 2 have proved unsuccessful. You therefore compel us to resort to the only means left to us for procuring payment, and we hereby ask you to accept notice that - should we not receive the amount of our claim[3] on or before Octr 1st - we shall place [p. 2] the matter in the hands of our solicitors -

We are
Sir
Yours very obediently

Halling Pearce & Stone.

J A Whistler Esq
White House
Tite St S W

[p. 3] J. A. M. Whistler Esq
2 Lindsay Row
Chelsea

[royal coat of arms x 2]
BO[UGH]T OF HALLING PEARCE & STONE,
WATERLOO HOUSE,
COCKSPUR STREET, AND PALL MALL, EAST.
SILK MERCERS, LINEN DRAPERS, LACEMEN, HABERDASHERS, HOSIERS AND GLOVERS,
COSTUMES, MANTLES AND FAMILY MOURNING.
FURNITURE PRINTERS AND CARPET FACTORS [...]

'311'[4] 1878

1878
      To a/c Delivered 35. 17. 2[5]

 


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Notes:

1.  Halling, Pearce and Stone
Linen drapers.

2.  'recd 30th'
Written in another hand perhaps that of Theodore Frederick Allingham (b. 1845), solicitor [more], or James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  claim
The firm seems to have waited some time before instructing proceedings against JW. A writ from Linnley and Linnley, on behalf of Halling, Pearce and Stone, was forwarded by T. Allingham to J. A. Rose on 15 January 1879 (#12085).

4.  '311'
Added in another hand, circled; JW's legal documents were collated and numbered, possible by J. A. Rose or his clerk. This bill (p. 3) is on a separate sheet of paper but may have been included with the letter.

5.  35. 17. 2
This sum appears on JW's list of creditors in his bankruptcy papers, #11926.