The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08742
Date: 17 September 1878
Author: Hargrave Morrison[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 4/14
Document Type: ALS


78 Cheyne Walk
Chelsea S W.

Septr 17th 1878.

My dear Sir,

I beg to remind you of your promise of the 26th July last that in a week from then you would bring me a good sum[3] of money. I have been anxiously waiting expecting to receive the same [p. 2] and depending on your promise I have neglected getting in other monies.

I have large engagements to meet between this and Quarter Day and must beg of your immediate attention to my account -

I should be very sorry to be obliged to resort to harsh means, but the fact is, I must [p. 3] have the money. So if you are put to expenses you must not blame me, as really my patience is quite exhausted regarding the fact

I am
My dear Sir
Yours faithfully

Hargrave Morrison

J. A. McN Whistler Esqe

[p. 4] 'Various[4] -
Morrison over 100. pounds!'

[butterfly signature]

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1.  Hargrave Morrison
Hargrave Morrison (b. 1817), oil and colour merchant [more].

2.  '15'
Written in another hand in upper left-hand corner of sheet.

3.  good sum
Morrison's account has not been traced. However, JW does not seem to have paid off any of the debt at this time. See Morrison v Whistler, #11912.

4.  Various ... [butterfly signature]
Note written in JW's hand. 'Various' is double-underlined. This relates to JW's bankruptcy papers. According to the papers, by March 1879 he owed Morrison £121. 8. 10 for the purchase of goods and £8 for money lent.