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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12028
Date: 25 November 1878
Author: George Francis[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: John Mackrell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms


IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEENS BENCH DIVISION
Nightingale v Whistler[3]

UPON HEARING THE SOLICITORS OR AGENTS ON BOTH SIDES AND UPON READING THE AFFIDAVIT OF     

I DO ORDER THAT THE PLAINTIFF SHALL BE AT LIBERTY TO SIGN FINAL JUDGMENT IN THIS ACTION FOR THE AMOUNT INDORSED [sic] ON THE WRIT WITH INTEREST, IF ANY, AND COSTS TO BE TAXED

DATED THE 25th DAY OF Novr 1878

Geo Francis


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Notes:

1.  George Francis
George Francis (1824-1890), Master of the Supreme Court of Judicature from 1879 [more].

2.  John Mackrell
John Mackrell (1824-1909), solicitor, of Mackrell & Co. [more], B. E. Nightingale's solicitor.

3.  Nightingale v Whistler
Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale (b. 1838), builder [more]. This document concerns JW's dispute with Nightingale over the construction cost of the White House, his studio house at Tite Street, which far exceeded the original estimate. The size of the final bill pushed JW, already hard-pressed financially, towards crisis point (see his correspondence with E. W. Godwin, #08736, #01748; G. & W. Webb to JW, #08735; affidavits, #12049, #12033; and plaintiff's costs, #12031).