UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08785
Date: 17 September 1878
Author: John Mackrell and Co.[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 4/18
Document Type: MsD


THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1869.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE PARTICULARS OF THE DEMAND OF THE UNDERSIGNED Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale[2] -

OF Albert Works Albert Embankment Lambeth in the County of Surrey Builder -

AGAINST YOU James Abbott McNeill Whistler of Tite Street Chelsea in the County of Middlesex Esquire

AMOUNTING TO THE SUM OF Six hundred and fifty five POUNDS thirteen shillings and sixpence being the balance due and payable for work and labour done and materials supplied and for monies paid or payable for your use under or with reference to a certain Contract dated the fifth day of November 1877 and made between you and me for the execution of certain works at Chelsea in the County of Middlesex

TAKE NOTICE, THAT I THE SAID Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale HEREBY REQUIRE IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF THE SAID SUM OF Six hundred and fifty five POUNDS thirteen shillings and sixpence

DATED THIS seventeenth DAY OF September IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY eight

John Mackrell & Co

21 Cannon Street London
Solicitor for the said Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale
TO THE SAID James Abbott McNeill Whistler Esqre


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Notes:

1.  John Mackrell & Co.
John Mackrell (1824-1909), solicitor, of Mackrell & Co. [more].

2.  Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale
Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale (b. 1838), builder [more] of the White House, into which JW moved in June 1878. However, outstanding accounts, including those of Nightingale, and of Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more], contributed to his bankruptcy on 6 May 1879.