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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08893
Date: 24 February 1879
Author: Richard Wright[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms


London

Xmas 1875

[circular stamp:] COUNTY COURT OF MIDDLESEX

Whistler Esq.
To
Hewett & Company[2]

1875   £: S: d
Jany To Goods 7: 4: 6

 

Simpson & Cullingford[3]
85 Gracechurch St.
E. C.

[p. 2] NO. OF PLAINT G 0 0368
16. - DEFAULT SUMMONS. UNDER SEC. 1 OF "THE COUNTY COURTS ACT, 1875."

IN THE BROMPTON COUNTY COURT OF MIDDLESEX, HOLDEN AT THE COURT HOUSE, WHITEHEAD'S GROVE, CHELSEA, IN THE SAID COUNTY.

BETWEEN
Hewett & Company PLAINTIFF,s
59 Baker Street & Baker St Bazaar
Importers of Chinese & Japanese Goods
AND
James Whistler DEFENDANT,
2 Lindsay Houses Chelsea
Artist

[circular stamp on right:] COUNTY COURT OF MIDDLESEX / BROMPTON / [CROWN] BROMPTON

"ISSUED BY LEAVE OF THE REGISTRAR."

TAKE NOTICE, THAT, UNLESS WITHIN SIXTEEN DAYS AFTER THE PERSONAL SERVICE OF THIS SUMMONS ON YOU, INCLUSIVE OF THE DAY OF SUCH SERVICE, YOU RETURN TO THE REGISTRAR OF THIS COURT, AT THE COURT HOUSE, WHITEHEAD'S GROVE, CHELSEA, THE NOTICE GIVEN BELOW, DATED AND SIGNED BY YOURSELF OR YOUR SOLICITOR, YOU WILL NOT AFTERWARDS BE ALLOWED TO MAKE ANY DEFENCE TO THE CLAIM WHICH THE PLAINTIFF MAKES ON YOU AS PER MARGIN, THE PARTICULARS OF WHICH ARE HEREUNTO ANNEXED; BUT THE PLAINTIFF MAY, WITHOUT GIVING ANY FURTHER PROOF IN SUPPORT OF SUCH CLAIM THAN THE AFFIDAVIT FILED IN COURT HEREIN, PROCEED TO JUDGMENT AND EXECUTION. IF YOU RETURN SUCH NOTICE TO THE REGISTRAR WITHIN THE TIME SPECIFIED, THE REGISTRAR WILL SEND YOU BY POST NOTICE OF THE DAY UPON WHICH THE ACTION WILL BE TRIED.

[on right:]

  £. S. D.
CLAIM ..... 17   4 6
FEE FOR PLAINT ...   10  
SOLICITOR'S COSTS   18 6
TOTAL AMOUNT OF }   8 13 0
DEBT AND COSTS }      

 

DATED THIS 24th DAY OF February 1879.

RICHARD WRIGHT, REGISTRAR OF THE COURT.

TO THE DEFENDANT.
James Whistler

SEE BACK.

[THIS SUMMONS MUST BE SERVED WITHIN A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE HEREOF, OR WITHIN SUCH EXTENDED PERIOD AS MAY BE ALLOWED.]

[printed at right angles to text, in left margin:] NOTE. - IF YOU REMIT THE AMOUNT BY POST, IT MUST BE BY POST OFFICE ORDER ONLY, PAYABLE TO THE REGISTRAR. YOU MUST ALSO SEND THIS PAPER AND A STAMPED DIRECTED ENVELOPE FOR RETURN OF RECEIPT. [...]

[p. 3, legal small print, not transcribed]

[p. 4] No. GO -
v.

THIS SUMMONS WAS SERVED PERSONALLY ON THE DEFENDANT,

ON            THE
DAY OF      1879,
            BY [...]


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Notes:

1.  Richard Wright
Richard Thomas Wright (1846-1931), barrister, Registrar of Brompton County Court of Middlesex [more].

2.  Hewett & Company
JW had been collecting oriental art from at least 1863, and was particularly interested in blue and white Nankin porcelain. His collection was sold at his bankruptcy. This document came with JW's bankruptcy papers to James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  Simpson & Cullingford
Solicitors.