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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08952
Date: 25 December 1878
Author: Farmer and Rogers[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: MsD


6775

[various royal coats of arms and warrants]

Mrs Whistler

LONDON

Xmas 1878

TO FARMER & ROGERS,
THE GREAT SHAWL & CLOAK EMPORIUM
171, 173, 175 & 117, 119, REGENT STREET.
TERMS - CASH WITHOUT DISCOUNT.

To a/c as Rendered Mich[aelma]s / 78 £34  13   
       
The favor of a Cheque for the above amount will greatly oblige

 


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Notes:

1.  Farmer and Rogers
Shop specialising in hats, cloaks and woven materials. JW had suggested the firm as a source of materials to Rachel Agnes Alexander (b. ca 1837, m. 1861), née Lucas, wife of W. C. Alexander [more], on 26 August 1872 (#07571).

2.  JW
The bill is actually addressed to 'Mrs. Whistler'. This could not be Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more], who had retired for health reasons to Hastings. It may have been Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more], who sometimes called herself 'Mrs Whistler'. In any case, JW was supposed to pay the bill, and failed to do so. JW was declared bankrupt on 6 May 1879. The bill came with his bankruptcy papers to James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].