System Number: 08776
Date: [February/April 1879]
Recipient: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
THE WHITE HOUSE
Dear Rose -
I have had an awful time of it and couldn't get down to you last night - Here are 23. 9. 8 for Webb - and do say in your letter that I am very sorry to have kept them - that it was no fault of mine - and that I shall always pay them without their taking any law measures wh. only involve expense[.] I trust they will spare me -
Tell Messrs. Dod that they shall have the expenses paid next week - arrange the matter with them - and I will give the required acceptance if they make it out - and send it back to you[.] I will call tomorrow morning at 10. o'clock in Salisbury Street and sign it and then they can give you back my £100 acceptance -
Low has a man in here for the 10. 14. 6 - I have been obliged to pay that this morning and got him out -
I must see Morrison and manage -
I have no more money now but hope for some next week -
Can you not come down on that scoundrel Ash? Do find out from Low where he lives - through the furniture people -
23. 9. 8. } - Webb -
52.16.6. } - Hermann - Dod & Longstaff -
76. 6. 2.
76.10.0. total sent '49'
Ever yours in trouble
J A McN. Whistler
29. 9. 6
47. 0. 6
3. THE WHITE HOUSE
Address is embossed on page.
This could be George Webb (b. ca 1835), of G. and W. Webb. lawyer [more], or William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more]. In February 1878, the Webb firm negotiated the ground lease of JW's new studio house, the White House, with the London Metropolitan Board of Works, on his behalf.
6. Dod & Longstaff
Dod & Longstaffe, solicitors for Louis Herrman (see note below).
A formal agreement made by a debtor to pay a debt.
10. Salisbury Street
J. A. Rose's office was at 11, Salisbury Street, Strand.
15. men in possession
Probably a reference to bailiffs.
Written in another hand, probably by J. A. Rose.
17. 76. 10. 0 ... 47. 0. 6
Written in pencil in another hand.