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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13736
Date: 16 November 1878
Author: James Anderson Rose[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Charles Augustus Howell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms/d[3]


1877. - W. - No. 818

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
Queen's Bench DIVISION.

BETWEEN
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
PLAINTIFF
AND
John Ruskin[4]
DEFENDANT

VICTORIA, BY THE GRACE OF GOD OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, QUEEN, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, TO Charles Augustus Howell and John Doe ——

GREETING:
WE COMMAND YOU, AND EVERY OF YOU, THAT ALL THINGS SET ASIDE, AND CEASING EVERY EXCUSE, YOU AND EVERY OF YOU BE AND APPEAR IN YOUR PROPER PERSONS, AT THE SITTINGS OF THE Queens Bench DIVISION OF OUR HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, HOLDEN IN Middlesex AT Westminster Hall ON Monday THE twenty fifth DAY OF November ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-eight BY TEN OF THE CLOCK IN THE FORENOON OF THE SAME DAY, AND SO FROM DAY TO DAY, DURING THE SAID SITTINGS, UNTIL THE ACTION HEREINAFTER MENTIONED BE TRIED, TO TESTIFY THE TRUTH, ACCORDING TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE, IN A CERTAIN ACTION NOW IN THE SAID DIVISION OF OUR HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, DEPENDING BETWEEN

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
PLAINTIFF AND
John Ruskin
DEFENDANT ON THE PART OF THE Plaintiff

AND AT THE DAY AFORESAID, BETWEEN THE PARTIES AFORESAID, TO BE TRIED: AND THIS YOU NOR ANY OF YOU SHALL IN NO WISE OMIT, UNDER THE PENALTY OF EVERY OF YOU OF ONE HUNDRED POUNDS. WITNESS, HUGH MACCALMONT[5] EARL CAIRNS, LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF GREAT BRITAIN, AT WESTMINSTER, THE Sixteenth DAY OF November IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-eight

[p. 2] THIS WRIT WAS ISSUED BY
James Anderson Rose
Plaintiffs Solicitor
11. Salisbury Street Strand
in the County of Middlesex


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Notes:

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

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

3.  PD/Ms/d
A draft version of the Statement of Claim with a Clerk's handwritten amendments, followed by a printed amended copy, appears at #11947. Other summonses related to this one appear at #11946, #13283, #13735, #13737, #13738.

4.  John Ruskin
John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more]. The case of Whistler v Ruskin was heard at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878.

5.  MACCALMONT
The Right Honourable Hugh MacCalmont (1819-1885), Baron Cairns, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain [more].