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System Number: 07533
Date: 30 December 1867
Author: Joseph Young[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler Y4
Document Type: MsDS

Recd Decr 30th 1867. of J M Whistler Esq
Sixteen pounds 14/6. for Funeral expenses[2] for the late Dr Traer[3]

£16. 14. 6

Joseph Young


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1.  Joseph Young
Joseph Young, undertaker at J. R. Traer's funeral in London, of J. Young and Son.

2.  expenses
See Young's bill dated 18 September 1867 (#07531, #07532).

3.  Dr Traer
James Reeves Traer (ca 1834 - d.1867), partner in F. S. Haden's medical practice [more]. On 23 April 1867, Traer died suddenly on a trip to Paris of alcohol related causes. JW and his brother William were also in Paris in March and April, as JW's works, including Wapping (YMSM 35), were on view in the American section of the Paris Exposition. Haden arranged for Traer's burial, with what JW and his brother regarded as unseemly haste. On 26 April, an angry row took place between the brothers-in-law in a Paris café and Haden fell (or allegedly was pushed by JW) through a plate glass window. Soon afterwards, the two brothers made arrangements to have Traer's body returned to Ellen Traer (b. ca 1837), J. R. Traer's sister [more] in England, assisted by George Aloysius Lucas (1824-1909), art dealer in Paris [more], and a list of subscribers.

4.  [stamp:]
The signature is written over this stamp.