The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12143
Date: 8 February 1875
Author: Frederick Thomas Galsworthy[1]
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS[3]


8 Feb 1875

Dear Sir -

Mr Whistler requests me to send you the enclosed agreements & letters[4] in reference to the Gallery in Pall Mall -

I am dear Sir
Yours truly

Fredk Galsworthy

James Anderson Rose

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1.  Frederick Galsworthy
Frederick Thomas Galsworthy (1827-1917), surveyor and land agent [more].

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

3.  ALS
'70' written in another hand in top left-hand corner of p. 1.

4.  agreement & letters
This relates to JW's dispute with Capt. Edward Clifton Griffith, gallery landlord [more], over the Flemish Gallery which JW had leased from Griffith for a year in January 1874 in order to show his works (Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, Pall Mall, London, 1874). On 29 January 1875, whilst JW was in Liverpool, Griffith took legal proceedings against him, claiming back rent and costs of repair to the gallery (E. C. Griffith to JW, #12140). See also other correspondence between JW and E. C. Griffith between 20 and 30 January 1875 (#11441, #11442, #11444, #11445, #12145, #12148, #12154, #12165). On 5 February JW telegraphed his brother, requesting him to collect the papers from Galsworthy and give them to Rose (see JW to W. McN. Whistler, #11446). However W.McN. Whistler was ill with influenza and thus their mother wrote to Galsworthy requesting him to deliver the papers to Rose directly (see A. M. Whistler to J. A. Rose, #11448).