The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06168
Date: 1 December [1890][1]
Author: George and William Webb[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: Cookson, Wainewright and Co.[3]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W165
Document Type: ALS

1 Decr

Dear Sirs,

Harrison & Sons[4] v Erskine[5] & cr[editor]s

We are obliged by your letter of Saturdays date[6].

Mr Whistler, you will remember, holds a cheque of your clients which was the occasion of the first communication between yourselves & him, & which you asked him to hold pending the arrangement being made. The amount we forget, but will ascertain. We notice the dissolution of the partnership, & [p. 2] we will communicate this to our client so that you need not write him. His address however is 21 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.

Yours truly

G. & W. Webb

Messrs Cookson Wainewright & Co.
64 Lincolns Inn Fields
W. C.

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1.  1 December [1890]
Dated by reference to other correspondence (see below).

2.  George and William Webb
JW's lawyers.

3.  Cookson, Wainewright and Co.
Cookson, Wainewright and Pennington, Solicitors. See their letter to JW on 3 December 1890 (#00685).

4.  Harrison & Sons
Not identified.

5.  letter of Saturdays date
29 November 1890, #00684.

6.  Erskine
Charles H. Stuart Erskine (1853-1896), son of the 12th Earl of Mar and Kellie [more]. The cheque was probably for JW's lithographs. The Winged Hat (C.34), The Tyresmith (C.36), Maunder's Fish Shop, Chelsea (C.37) were published in, The Whirlwind: A Lively and Eccentric Newspaper, on 25 October 1890, 15 November 1890, and December 1890.