Documents associated with: White House, lease
Record 37 of 44
System Number: 06164
Date: 30 May 1878
Author: George Webb
Recipient: Edward William Godwin
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W161
Document Type: ALS
GEO. & WM. WEBB,
11, AUSTIN FRIARS,
OLD BROAD STREET, E. C.
30 May 1878
TO E. W. Godwin Esq
8 Victoria Chambers
I have received a communication from the Metropolitan B[oar]d - but can do nothing further in the way of money until I actually have the lease - this I have explained fully to Mr Nightingale's representative several times - so that it will be of no use sending him to me at present
Untraced. This would have concerned the White House, JW's studio house at Tite Street, then under construction. The London Metropolitan Board of Works objected to the austere facade of the original design by Godwin and withheld the lease on the land until the changes were made.
Without a lease, the release of funds to complete the work on the White House was delayed. JW eventually moved in during June 1878.