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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05228
Date: 24 October 1878
Author: James Anderson Rose[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R127
Document Type: MsLS[2]


TO J. A. McN. Whistler Esqre
The White House
Tite Street
Chelsea Embank[men]t

FROM J. ANDERSON ROSE,[3]
11, SALISBURY STREET, STRAND,
LONDON W. C.

24 October 1878

My dear Whistler,

I send you copy letter I have written to Mr Ruskins[4] Solicitors so that if there be anything in the suggestion made to you - the door may be open for discussing the proposal.

I send you copy of my letter to keep you advised of what is doing but of course you understand it is not for you to use or talk about.

Yours ever truly

J. Anderson Rose


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Notes:

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

2.  MsLS
This letter is signed by J. A. Rose but is apparently written in the hand of a clerk. A second letter is copied (also in the hand of a clerk) upon this sheet; see J. A. Rose to Walker Martineau & Co, #05229.

3.  FROM J. ANDERSON ROSE,
This line is printed in red ink; the rest is in black.

4.  Mr Ruskins
This relates to JW's libel suit against John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more], in response to Ruskin's criticism of JW's works in the periodical Fors Clavigera. On 2 July 1877, he accused JW of 'flinging a pot of paint in the public's face' in a review of the I Summer Exhibition of the Grosvenor Gallery, London. See Ruskin, John, 'Letter the Seventy-ninth' Fors Clavigera, 2 July 1877, pp. 181-213. The trial took place at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878.