The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12742
Date: 24 November-8 December [1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Charles Augustus Howell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 4/13-14
Document Type: MsD[3]

Howell balances Nov 24th '13'[4]
1 Wych Street[5]    
1 Smithfield[6]    
1 Under Bridge[7]    
4 Flo[9]  } 7 - 7 - 0  
1 Swinburne[10]  }  
3 Undraped ladies[11]  }  
  Temple Bar[12]  }  
  Nov 25th Various  
2 Sir Garnet Wolsey[13] 2 - 2 - 0  


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'14' December 8th
8 Various Sketches to Mount


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1.  24 November-8 December [1877]
These pages cover the dates 24 November to 8 December. The ledger was used from 10 October (see #12734, #12742). In 1877 JW was encouraged by Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more], with the help of Rosa Frances Corder (1853-1884), artist [more], to print from his old etching plates (see #12735) (Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908 1, pp. 214-15.)

2.  Charles Augustus Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

3.  MsD
The records in this ledger were written almost entirely by Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more].

4.  '13'
Printed in upper corner of page; so too '14' on second side.

5.  Wych Street
Wych Street (K.159).

6.  Smithfield
Little Smithfield (K.160).

7.  Under Bridge
Either London Bridge (K.153) or Under Old Battersea Bridge (K.176).

8.  Various
JW and Howell used this term for financial transactions.

9.  Flo
Florence Leyland (K.110).

10.  Swinburne
Swinburne (K.136).

11.  Undraped ladies
JW etched only a few nudes at this time, including Tillie: a model (K.117), Nude Woman Standing (K.123), Nude Girl, Reclining (K.126), Nude Figure Posing (K.127), Nude Girl Standing (K.128), Nude Girl with arms raised (K.129).

12.  Temple Bar
Temple Bar (K.162).

13.  Sir Garnet Wolsy
Lord Wolseley (K.164).