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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02538
Date: 26 June 1888
Author: Lewis & Lewis[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L73
Document Type: ALS


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MESSRS LEWIS & LEWIS.
TELEPHONE NO. 6674

10 & 11, ELY PLACE, HOLBORN,
LONDON, E. C.

26th June 1888

Dear Sir,

Society of British Artists

Enclosed we send you 8 copies of Notice calling in the sum of £500 due to you under your Mortgage[2] from the Society. We propose to forward a copy to the Society and to each of the 5 Guarantors by registered post and also to leave a copy at the Gallery and the others to keep as an [p. 2] original, Please therefore sign them all and return to us

Yours faithfully

Lewis & Lewis

James McNeil [sic] Whistler Esqre
Tower House
Tite Street
Chelsea


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Notes:

1.  Lewis & Lewis
The firm of Sir George Henry Lewis (1833-1911), society lawyer [more].

2.  mortgage
In 1886, JW lent £500 to the Royal Society of British Artists, having borrowed it himself from the impressario Richard D'Oyly Carte on the security of three portraits. JW was presumably trying to retrieve the money after his enforced resignation from the Presidency of the Society in June 1888. See also H. Lenoir to JW, #00933, letter dated 20 December 1886 and Lewis & Lewis to JW, #02537.