UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08935
Date: [19 October 1878/1879][1]
Author: Lacon and Ollier[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: MsD


'J/253'

J. A. McN: Whistler Esqre
The White House
Chelsea Embankment
S. W

         1878    

TO LACON AND OLLIER,
OPERA & THEATRE AGENTS.
168, NEW BOND STREET, LONDON, W.
PRIVATE TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION WITH THE THEATRES.

CHEQUES CROSSED
LONDON & WESTMINSTER BANK,
ST JAMES'S SQUARE.

1878        
Jany 31 Gaiety[3] Box 2 12 6
Feby 8 4   Do   Balcony 1 4  
May 13 Globe[4] Box 2 12 6
Sep 24 3 Princess's[5] Stalls 1 5 6
     28 3 Gaiety Stalls 1 13  
Oct 11 1    Do    Stall   11  
     19 1    Do    Do      11  
  £ 10.  9.  6

 


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Notes:

1.  [19 October 1878/1879]
This bill may have been presented at the time of the last dated item, or during the following year. JW was declared bankrupt on 6 May 1879. This bill came with JW's bankruptcy papers to James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

2.  Lacon and Ollier
Opera and theatre agents.

3.  Gaiety
Hollingshead's farce The Grasshopper, an adaptation of La Cigale by H. Meilhac and L. Halévy, opened at the Gaiety Theatre in London on 13 October 1877. Alan Summerly Cole (1846-1934), textile expert and museum official [more], accompanied JW on 7 January 1878 to see The Grasshopper and H. J. Byron's farce Little Doctor Faust, and on 20 January Cole said JW was painting scenes from the latter (see Harmony in Blue: The Duet (YMSM 196) and #09575).

4.  Globe
Globe Theatre.

5.  Princess's
The Princess's Theatre.