System Number: 08854
Date: 26 September 1878
Author: Halling, Pearce and Stone
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
Pall Mall East & Cockspur St
26 Sept 1878
It is with regret we find that our efforts to obtain a settlement of your account amounting to £35. 17. 2 have proved unsuccessful. You therefore compel us to resort to the only means left to us for procuring payment, and we hereby ask you to accept notice that - should we not receive the amount of our claim on or before Octr 1st - we shall place [p. 2] the matter in the hands of our solicitors -
Yours very obediently
Halling Pearce & Stone.
J A Whistler Esq
Tite St S W
[p. 3] J. A. M. Whistler Esq
2 Lindsay Row
[royal coat of arms x 2]
BO[UGH]T OF HALLING PEARCE & STONE,
COCKSPUR STREET, AND PALL MALL, EAST.
SILK MERCERS, LINEN DRAPERS, LACEMEN, HABERDASHERS, HOSIERS AND GLOVERS,
COSTUMES, MANTLES AND FAMILY MOURNING.
FURNITURE PRINTERS AND CARPET FACTORS [...]
|To a/c Delivered||35. 17. 2|
This document is protected by copyright.
1. Halling, Pearce and Stone
2. 'recd 30th'
Written in another hand perhaps that of Theodore Frederick Allingham (b. 1845), solicitor [more], or James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].
The firm seems to have waited some time before instructing proceedings against JW. A writ from Linnley and Linnley, on behalf of Halling, Pearce and Stone, was forwarded by T. Allingham to J. A. Rose on 15 January 1879 (#12085).
Added in another hand, circled; JW's legal documents were collated and numbered, possible by J. A. Rose or his clerk. This bill (p. 3) is on a separate sheet of paper but may have been included with the letter.
5. 35. 17. 2
This sum appears on JW's list of creditors in his bankruptcy papers, #11926.