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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 03748
Date: 24 March 1890
Author: A. Maeterlinck[1]
Place: Antwerp
Recipient: Lewis and Lewis[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M82
Document Type: ALS


A. MAETERLINCK
AVOCAT
RUE ST. PAUL, 39

ANVERS,

LE 24 March 1890.

Dear Sirs.

Whistler v Sheridan Ford[3].

I have duly received your letter of 22d. inst, & am very glad to enter in communication with your respectable firm.

I have been fortunate enough to interest the "Procureur du Roi" in this case; & I have been this morning with the "Commissaire de Police" to seize all the prints &c. referring to this case, including Mr Sheridan Ford's manuscript[4]. All these documents will be disposited [sic] in the "Palais de Justice" to be disposed of according to the decision which will be given in the case on trial.

As I have some disboursements [sic] & expenses in this matter - please as usual in these matters, request Mr Whistler to remit me the sum of £20[5] on account & oblige

Yours very truly.

Alb Maeterlinck

Messrs Lewis & Lewis
London


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Notes:

1.  A. Maeterlinck
Maître Albert Maeterlinck, attorney in Antwerp [more].

2.  Lewis and Lewis
Law firm of Sir George Henry Lewis (1833-1911), society lawyer [more].

3.  Sheridan Ford
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more].

4.  manuscript
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890.

5.  sum of £20
See JW's draft reply, #03749.