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System Number: 06154
Date: 1 March 1878
Author: George and William Webb[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Edward William Godwin[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W151
Document Type: ALS


FROM
GEO. & WM WEBB,
11, AUSTIN FRIARS,
OLD BROAD STREET, E. C.

LONDON

1st March 1878

TO E. W. Godwin Eq

Dr Sir

Whistler

We have seen the Solicitor[3] to the Metropolitan Board[4] today - We are understand that there is a disposition to meet you - on the part of the Architect[5], & some arrangement must be come to before we can move further in the matter - we have written to Mr. Whistler[6] to this effect - We feel that we ought not to have been placed in this position

Yours

G & W Webb,

[p. 2][7] 'Chimney breast / 1" / 5" / 8 / 5 / 5 ft'


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Notes:

1.  George and William Webb
George Webb (b. ca 1835), of G. and W. Webb. lawyer [more], and William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more], JW's lawyers.

2.  Edward William Godwin
JW's new house and studio, the White House in Tite Street, was designed by Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more].

3.  Solicitor
William Wyke Smith (1808-1878), Solicitor, Metropolitan Board of Works, London [more].

4.  Metropolitan Board
The Metropolitan Board of Works were slow in giving JW planning permission for his new house, the White House on Tite Street, and withheld the lease until alterations were made to the facade.

5.  Architect
George John Vulliamy (1817-1886), Superintending Architect with the Metropolitan Board of Works, London [more].

6.  written to Mr. Whistler
Possibly referring to #06153.

7.  [p. 2]
The writing on this page is in another hand, possibly that of E. W. Godwin, in pencil. The numerals are placed on a rough diagram for part of the house.