The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08770
Date: [12 April 1879][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: [Lawson James McCreary?][2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 4/46
Document Type: ALS[3]

'Recd[4] 12 April 1879'


Mr Lawson -

Dear Sir -

Enclosed I send forty pounds £40. - for Messrs Webb[5] as I told Mr Weston[6] I should - Do try and see them for me or write and beg that they will never run up expenses as I always will do my best to pay them - and only [p. 2] require their indulgence just now because of my having been so hard hit -

Faithfully Yours

J A McN. Whistler

[p. 3] 'Whistler[7] 12 April 1879'

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1.  [12 April 1879]
Date received.

2.  [Lawson James McCreary?]
Although JW addresses him as Mr Lawson, this is probably Lawson James McCreary, clerk to the solicitor, J. A. Rose [more].

3.  Recd
'recd ... 1879' written in another hand.

4.  ALS
'43' written in another hand, in a circle in left margin at right angles to main text. Legal documents, including those relating to JW's bankruptcy, were collected and numbered by James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more]. JW was declared 'insolvent' on 6 May 1879.

5.  Messrs Webb
George Webb (b. ca 1835), of G. and W. Webb. lawyer [more] and William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more], lawyers representing the North Metropolitan Permanent Building and Investment Society, who held JW's mortgage for the White House in Tite Street. On 13 April they agreed to a month's delay (see Webb to Rose, #11908).

6.  Mr Weston
Robert Reginald Western (b. 1843), legal clerk to James Anderson Rose [more].

7.  Whistler
'Whistler ... 1879' written in another hand.