Documents associated with: White House, lease
Record 30 of 44
System Number: 09578
Date: [21 May 1878]
Recipient: Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton
Repository: British Library
Call Number: Department of Manuscripts, Ashley 4601
Document Type: ALS
Dear Watts -
Do come down the first thing in the morning if at all possible - it will be really of the most triumphant result if at once we fire off another shot at the Board - This first one of today has told! -
For the first time an acknowledgment came - and immediately!
Down came their mizen [sic] mast with a run! and although they show fight, they clearly are in a [p. 2] bad way! -
But we must follow it up instantly or we lose all we have gained! -
I have lots to tell you - do pray come in morning early.
J A McN. Whistler.
Forgive my indiscretion - about the postage stamp - I haven't one in the house! -
Do send a telegram in the morning - first thing - to say you are coming -
J A McN Whistler
Folded sheet, 3 pp., leaves numbered '7, 8', in an album of 11 letters.
The Metropolitan Board of Works was slow in giving JW planning permission for his new house, the White House on Tite Street, designed by Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more]. The Board withheld the lease until alterations were made to the facade. JW finally moved into the White House in June 1878.