The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08783
Date: [August/September 1878?][1]
Author: James Hedderly[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS

21. Riley St. Chelsea -

Mr Whistler

Dear Sir,

Full 9 months has now elapsed since I waited upon you with an old account[3] - £2.18.0 & respectfully requested its settlement, you then promised in apparent good faith that you would most certainly send me the money on that day - but none has come yet, from various causes I am in some considerable financial [p. 2] difficulty, and should be much obliged if you would kindly forward me the above sum, at your earliest possible convenience,

I remain Sir
Yours Obediently

J Hedderly

[p. 3] Hederley[4] 2. 18. -


Easy - might be noted for "before shortly" -

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [August/September 1878?]
This letter refers back to a letter dated November/December 1877 (#08960) as having been written nine months previously. It dates from the time of JW's increasing financial difficulties. He was declared bankrupt on 6 May 1879.

2.  James Hedderly
James Hedderly (ca 1815 - d.1885), photographer [more].

3.  account
See #08960.

4.  Hederley...[signature]
Written in JW's hand. This may have been forwarded to James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more], since it remained with JW's legal and bankruptcy papers in Rose's possession.