The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11907
Date: [April 1879?][1]
Author: George and William Webb[2]
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Penmnell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: AD[4]

The North Metropolitan & Building Society[5]


G. & W. Webb
11. Austin Friars
E. C.

[p. 2]

In the High Court of Justice
Queens Bench Division

North Metropolitan & Buildg Socy

Four day Costs endorsed on Writ   2  10  0
Letters & attendances arranging terms       13  4
Attending for order to withdraw the appearance entered by Deft         6  8
Paid for same copy & service         8  6
  £ 3. 18. 6


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1.  [April 1879?]
This document probably dates from just after the letter from G. and W. Webb to JW on 31 March 1879 (#12784).

2.  George and William Webb
George Webb (b. ca 1835), of G. and W. Webb. lawyer [more] and William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more], who arranged JW's mortgage with the North Metropolitan and Building Society.

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

4.  AD
'216' written in another hand, in a circle at top right of p. 1. Legal documents, including those relating to JW's bankruptcy, were collected and numbered by Rose.

5.  The North Metropolitan & Building Society
They held JW's mortgage on the White House, his new house and studio in Tite Street, and were among his creditors when he was declared 'insolvent' on 6 May 1879. The auction of his belongings was held in the White House on 7 May, and the house itself was sold in 18 September.