The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
Home > On-line Edition > Browse Subjects > Document Display

return to search results

Documents associated with: law
Record 31 of 280

System Number: 10686
Date: [4 May 1878][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Lawson James McCreary[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/13/1
Document Type: ALS


'recd 4 May 1878[4]'

Dear Mr Lawson -

I cant possibly manage it today for Craft[5] - but you must not let him in you know -

Of course the Queen[6] will pay directly and I shall send £10 by Wednesday -

You must manage it - Of course if I have the money before I will send it on Monday.

Faithfully Yours

J A McN Whistler

This document is protected by copyright.


1.  [4 May 1878]
Dated from endorsement at top of page.

2.  Lawson James McCreary
Although JW addresses him as Lawson this is probably Lawson James McCreary, clerk to the solicitor, J. A. Rose [more].

3.  '36'
Written in another hand in upper left-hand corner of sheet. Documents kept by James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more], including those relating to JW's bankruptcy, were numbered.

4.  'recd 4 May 1878'
Written in another hand in the top right-hand corner.

5.  Craft
Elizabeth Mary Susannah Craft, cheesemonger in Knightsbridge, trading as 'John Craft' [more]. JW owed longstanding debts to Craft (see Writ of Summons, #08981). According to the London Bankruptcy Court's list of JW's creditors on 7 May 1879, JW still owed £3. 10. 1 to the firm (#11711).

6.  Queen
Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more]. JW sold several etchings to the Royal Collection, although not directly to the Queen. For an urgent letter he wrote later on to Richard Rivington Holmes (1835-1911), Librarian at Windsor Castle and Sergeant at Arms to Queen Victoria [more], requesting payment for a print, see #11306.