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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11483
Date: 31 January 1866
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection
Document Type: Ms/PDS


Dated 31 January 1866

Will of James Abbott McNeill Whistler Esqre

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ME James Abbott Mc Neill Whistler OF No. 7 Lindsey Row Chelsea IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX ARTIST I DEVISE AND BEQUEATH ALL THE REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE TO WHICH I SHALL BE ENTITLED AT THE THE TIME OF MY DECEASE UNTO Joanna Hiffernan[2] OF No. 7 Lindsey Row AFORESAID SPINSTER ABSOLUTELY AND I APPOINT MY FRIENDS Dante Gabriel Rossetti[3] OF No. 16 Cheyne Walk Chelsea AFORESAID Artist AND James Anderson Rose OF No. 11 Salisbury Street Strand IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX Gentleman EXECUTORS OF THIS MY WILL HEREBY REVOKING ALL OTHER TESTAMENTARY WRITINGS IN WITNESS WHEREOF I HAVE HEREUNDER SET MY HAND THIS THIRTY first DAY OF January - ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX

James Abott McNeill Whistler

SIGNED BY THE SAID James Abott McNeill Whistler AS AND FOR HIS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF US PRESENT AT THE SAME TIME WHO AT HIS REQUEST IN HIS PRESENCE AND IN THE PRESENCE OF EACH OTHER HAVE SUBSCRIBED OUR NAMES AS WITNESSES

J Anderson Rose

Solicitor
11 Salisbury Street Strand

Lawson Jas McCreary[4] Clerk to W. Rose


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Notes:

1.  Joanna Hiffernan
Joanna Hiffernan (b. ca 1843), JW's model and mistress [more].

2.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more]. This is one of several legal documents drawn up by Rose when JW was preparing to go to Valparaiso (see #11480, #11481, #11482).

3.  Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), artist and poet [more].

4.  Lawson Jas McCreary
Lawson James McCreary, clerk to the solicitor, J. A. Rose [more].