The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11906
Date: 15 March 1879
Author: Dod and Longstaffe[1]
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS

A. Rose Esqre
11 Salisbury St Strand - W. C.

'Copy[3] sent to Mr Whistler 17 March 1879'


March 15th 1879

Dear Sir/

Herman[4] v Whistler.

If your Client will pay the costs £3-13-6 - £3-0-0 for interest and [£40-?] on a/c debt we will undertake [to] stay further proceedings for one month within which time the balance £60 must be paid. These terms must be carried out on Monday at latest

Yours truly

Dod & Longstaffe

[illegible signature]

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1.  Dod and Longstaffe
Solicitors representing Herrman.

2.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  Copy
'Copy ... 1879' written in another hand in the top right corner.

4.  Herman
Louis Herrman (b. 1810 or 1811), of Gilby and Herrman, artists' suppliers, later a picture dealer [more]. JW owed money to Herrman through loans negotiated by Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more], as well as for the supply of artists's materials. JW had difficulties with the loan repayments (see for example, JW to Howell, #02778). Herrman was among JW's creditors listed in the records of the London Bankruptcy Court on 7 May 1879 (#11711).