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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08981
Date: 21 January 1878
Author: Edmund Newman[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Elizabeth Mary Susannah Craft[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: MsD


1878. - C. - No. 67

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
COMMON PLEAS DIVISION.

Craft[3]    }
v.         }
Whistler  }

WRIT OF SUMMONS.

[p. 2] '[Webb?][4] 2 Feb 1878
Served on Saturday 9th
10 21st - / 10 [four illegible words]'

EDMUND NEWMAN,
15 CLIFFORD'S INN,
LONDON,
PLAINTIFFS SOLICITOR.

[p. 3] '92'[5]

1878. - C. - No. 67

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
COMMON PLEAS DIVISION.

WRIT OF SUMMONS. [...]

BETWEEN Elizabeth Mary Susannah Craft (Trading as "John Craft")
PLAINTIFF
AND
James Abbott McNiel [sic] Whistler
DEFENDANT

VICTORIA, BY THE GRACE OF GOD OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, QUEEN, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, TO
James Abbott McNiel Whistler
OF No. 96 Cheyne Walk Chelsea
IN THE County OF Middlesex

WE COMMAND YOU, THAT WITHIN EIGHT DAYS AFTER THE SERVICE OF THIS WRIT ON YOU, INCLUSIVE OF THE DAY OF SUCH SERVICE, YOU DO CAUSE AN APPEARANCE TO BE ENTERED FOR YOU IN THE COMMON PLEAS DIVISION OF OUR HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, IN AN ACTION AT THE SUIT OF Elizabeth Mary Susanna Craft (trading as "John Craft")

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT IN DEFAULT OF YOUR SO DOING THE PLAINTIFF MAY PROCEED THEREIN, AND JUDGMENT MAY BE GIVEN IN YOUR ABSENCE. WITNESS, THE RIGHT HONORABLE HUGH MacCALMONT BARON CAIRNS[6], LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF GREAT BRITAIN, AT WESTMINSTER, THE twenty first DAY OF January IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-eight.

N. B. - THIS WRIT IS TO BE SERVED WITHIN TWELVE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE THEREOF, OR, IF RENEWED, WITHIN SIX CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF SUCH RENEWAL, INCLUDING THE DAY OF SUCH DATE, AND NOT AFTERWARDS.

THE DEFENDANT MAY APPEAR THERETO BY ENTERING an APPEARANCE , EITHER PERSONALLY OR BY SOLICITOR, AT THE OFFICES OF THE COMMON PLEAS DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, SERJEANTS' INN, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON.

[p. 4] THE PLAINTIFFS CLAIM IS for the price of Goods sold

The following are the particulars

1876    }
Dec 13 }
    to     }
1877    }
Oct 20 }

To Goods sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant between these dates both inclusive the full particulars whereof have been delivered to the Defendant

1877 Cr £45.12. 7
July 3 By Cash -   10. 0. 0
    £35.12. 7

 

Also the like sum on accounts stated AND £2: 9: 4 FOR COSTS; AND IF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED BE PAID TO THE PLAINTIFF OR Her SOLICITOR WITHIN FOUR DAYS FROM THE SERVICE HEREOF, FURTHER PROCEEDINGS WILL BE STAYED.

THIS WRIT WAS ISSUED BY
EDMUND NEWMAN,
OF NUMBER 15 CLIFFORD'S INN, FLEET STREET, IN THE CITY OF LONDON, SOLICITOR FOR THE SAID PLAINTIFF , WHO RESIDEs at No. 47 St Georges Place Knightsbridge in the County of Middlesex.

THE ADDRESS FOR SERVICE IS
NUMBER 15. CLIFFORD'S INN, FLEET STREET, IN THE CITY OF LONDON.

THIS WRIT WAS SERVED BY ME       
ON THE DEFENDANT         
ON      DAY, THE    DAY OF       187  
INDORSED THE    DAY OF      187  


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Notes:

1.  Edmund Newman
Edmund Newman (b. ca 1829), of Newman and Payne, solicitor [more].

2.  Elizabeth Mary Susannah Craft
Elizabeth Mary Susannah Craft, cheesemonger in Knightsbridge, trading as 'John Craft' [more].

3.  Craft v Whistler
Craft also appears on the list of creditors drawn up at the time of JW's bankruptcy in May 1879 (see list of creditors, #11926).

4.  [Webb?]...[four illegible words]
Added roughly in another unknown hand.

5.  '92'
Added in top left corner in another hand.

6.  HUGH MacCALMONT BARON CAIRNS
The Right Honourable Hugh MacCalmont (1819-1885), Baron Cairns, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain [more].