System Number: 08782
Date: [January/May 1879]
Recipient: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 4
Document Type: ALS
THE WHITE HOUSE
I have your note and something must be done about the writ - didn't look through all the items but believe some may be objected to - Will you come down and see your first thing on Monday morning - 9.30 - Or will you breakfast here tomorrow quite [p. 2] quietly - for once there will be no one to interfere with our talking and you can smoke and clear up matters while I work in the studio -
Now write at once a line in answer to this little matter .. The Baronet
[illegible] sent you a cheque or draft for £.40 - 0 - 0 the other day - and told you to get the money for it - This was on a picture of mine - He has drawn a cheque on you for £.25 - post dated for Wednesday next - this he gives to me - Is all this right? Can I pay that cheque in to Shave (man at Arts Club whom I am bound to pay instantly) with safety - The remaining £15. might be handed in to Oetzmann - ?
1. [January/May 1879]
This document relates to JW's mounting debts, which culminated when he was declared 'insolvent' on 6 May 1879.
3. for once
It is possible this was Sir William Eden (1849-1915), painter and collector [more], who acquired several early drawings by JW, including Sea Beach and Figures (M.384) and Battersea (M.588); however, he may have bought these at a later date.
F. Shave, one of JW's creditors in 1879.