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System Number: 12059
Date: January 1878
Author: James Anderson Rose[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Walker Martineau and Co.[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: MsD

In the High Court of Justice
Queens Bench division


Whistler v Ruskin[4]

[Draft?] Notice of Trial by Sp[ecia]l Jury

'(Not to make[5] it a Special Jury)'

J Anderson Rose
Plts Solr [Plaintiff's Solicitor]
11 Salisbury Street

[p. 2] 1877 W No. 818

In the High Court of Justice
Queens Bench division

Between James Abbott McNeill Whistler         Plaintiff
John Ruskin         Defendant

Take Notice that it is the Plts intention to have this Action tried by a Special Jury

Dated the      day of Janry 1878

Yours &c

J Anderson Rose

Plaintiffs Solr

11 Salisbury Street Strand

To Mr Messrs Walker Martineau & Co
13 Kings Road
Grays Inn
W. C
Defts Solrs

This document is protected by copyright.


1.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

2.  Walker Martineau and Co.
Firm of solicitors who acted for John Ruskin (see note below).

3.  '76'
Written in upper part of sheet in another hand, probably that of Rose.

4.  Whistler v Ruskin
A reference to JW's libel suit against John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more] to which this document relates. The hearing took place on 25-26 November 1878.

5.  (Not to make ... Jury)
Added in another unknown hand.