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System Number: 06155
Date: 6 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 W152
Document Type: ALS


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

LONDON

6th March 1878

TO E W Godwin Esq

Dr Sir

Whistlers lease

We shall be glad to hear that you have arranged this matter with Mr Vulliamy[3], if not we must memorialize the board - as we foresee that Mr Whistler may be greatly inconvenienced - if he cannot get his lease - If it become necessary to memorialize the Board - please let us have copies of all the correspondence that has passed between you & Mr Vulliamy relating to this subject

Yours

G & W Webb


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