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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08734
Date: 23 August 1878
Author: Thomas Luff[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 4/9
Document Type: ALS


WINE & SPIRIT STORES,
221, KING'S ROAD, CHELSEA, S. W.

Aug 23rd 1878

J. M. Whistler Esq

Dear Sir

I have received a letter from Mr Allingham[2] a Solicitor, concerning the bill[3], dishonored, as I do not wish to add to the expenses, by consulting my Solicitor in the matter, I should be greatly obliged if you will let me know the arrangements[4] you have made, if any,

I remain Dear Sir
Yours Obediently

Thos Luff

'Not to[5] be answered by you - I have written a line - but send this to you all the same in case you want ever to refer to it -

[butterfly signature]'


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Notes:

1.  Thomas Luff
Thomas Luff (b. ca 1839), of Luff and Co., Chelsea wine merchant [more].

2.  Mr Allingham
Theodore Frederick Allingham (b. 1845), solicitor [more].

3.  bill
On 21 August 1878, JW owed Luff £20. 14. 6. (see bill, #11940).

4.  arrangements
The debt was not fully settled as Luff appears on JW's list of creditors from around the time of his bankruptcy (see #11926). By then, JW still owed £11. 1. 6.

5.  Not to ... [butterfly signature]
Note written in JW's hand in upper left-hand corner of sheet. JW's reply to Luff has not been located.