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System Number: 06156
Date: 7 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 W153
Document Type: ALS


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

LONDON

7 March 1878

TO E. W. Godwin Eq
8 Victoria Chambers
S. W

Dr Sir

Whistler

Under the circumstances we see no alternative but to ask you to let us have a copy of the entire correspondence between you & Mr Vulliamy[3] accompanied by any explanation you think necessary that we may prepare a memorial to the Board -

We certainly understood from you that the plans had been approved by Mr Vulliamy before the work was begun - & we feel very strongly that we have been placed in a false position

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 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.