The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12063
Date: [6 December 1877/1878?][1]
Author: [James Anderson Rose][2]
Place: London
Recipient: [unknown]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection PWC
Document Type: MsD


J. Anderson Rose
11 Salisbury Street

[p. 2] Sale Catalogue of prices realized of sale of Whistler's Etchings, Mr Rose thinks the [priced?] catalogue is in his back Office under the bookcase near the window
Catalogue of City Exhibition Library[4]

Circular marked A Hare's[5] "Walks in London"
"Peacock Room"

[p. 3] In the High Ct of Justice
Whistler v Ruskin
Instr[ucti]ons for Reply
Statement of defence recd

6th of December 1877

Mr. Warburton Pike[7] will please consider whether any & what interrogatories should be administered to the Def[endan]t in this case

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1.  [6 December 1877/1878?]
This document or documents relate to the case of Whistler v. Ruskin, which was heard at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878 (see Merrill, Linda, A Pot of Paint: Aesthetics on Trial in 'Whistler v. Ruskin', Washington and London, 1992). The third sheet bears the date '6th of December 1877', but the document probably dates from some time after that, and does not necessarily apply to the other sheets, on which various notes have been jotted (see below).

2.  James Anderson Rose
This was kept with other legal documents by James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  Ruskin
John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more].

4.  City Exhibition
Not identified.

5.  A Hare's
Augustus J. C. Hare (1834-1903), travel writer [more], Walks in London, London, 1878, which contained a flattering reference to Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178).

6.  122
Written in another hand, in a circle. The legal documents kept by Rose on each case, or each aspect of a case, were given the same number.

7.  Mr. Warburton Pike
M. Warburton Pike (d. 1889), probably a lawyer at the Exchequer of Pleas Division of the High Court. His response is given in #12055.