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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08931
Date: 24 August 1878
Author: Edward William Godwin[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: MsD


Mr Whistlers House & Studios Tite Street Chelsea

Mr Nightingales Claim[2]             
Amount of Contract £1910 - -      
   "     "     Acount no. 1.   587 6 3      
   "     "     "     no. 2   170 13 9      
Paid Architect   129 5 -      
Fees remaining to be paid to Archt   12 - -      
   "     "     "     Surveyor    21      2850 5
Less Deductions on other side         103   12      8  
        £2726   12    4
    "    Certificates already granted        2660     
        £   66   12    4 

 

E W Godwin Archt

Westminster

Aug 24. 78.

[This is[3] from amount?]
Nightingale does not accept it

1910
  300
2210

2726.12 4
2210        
  516.12 4

[p. 2] Deduction on account of work not done as specified      
Slating & felt on account of increased skylight 1 10 10      
Door in W. C. removed   10        
Bibcock      Do.   4 6      
164 ft moulding round large Studio 8 5 -      
Gas standard in Hall 1 15 -      
Painting 9 - -      
Quality of Joinery 10 - -      
Bells 1 - -      
Carving to doorhead (provided) 5 - -      
Kitchen range 7 5 -      
Coal shoot 1 15 -      
400 yds. Whitening to ceilings 4 3 4      
1 Haywards coalplate   16  -    51 4 8
Deductions on charges in accounts of Extras      
Back Buildings up to Stoppage of Works 20 - -      
x Loss on account of stoppage 32  8  -    52  8  - 
        £103  12  8 
x allowed —> Risk 0- 0-0            
Hire of Plant 5- 0-0            
Time seeking [illegible word] 12-12-4            
Interest of money 2-10-0             
20- 2-0             

 

E W Godwin Archt

Westminster

Aug 24th 1878.


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Notes:

1.  Edward William Godwin
Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more] of the White House (see note below). This account is in Godwin's handwriting.

2.  Mr Nightingales Claim
Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale (b. 1838), builder [more]. This relates to the White House, JW's studio house at Tite Street, for which Nightingale was the building contractor. JW moved into the White House in late July 1878 (see JW to S. Morse #10876, #10873). However, many of his accounts were still outstanding, including that of Nightingale.

3.  This is ... accept it
Note written by Godwin, probably at a later stage of the account.