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System Number: 10757
Date: 28 February [1878][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: George & William Webb[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3/28/7
Document Type: MsLS[3]


Whistler + Met[ropolita]n Board of Works[5]

R H N[6]'

Thursday Feb 28th

Dear Sirs

Mr Godwin[7] has shown me your very considerate letter[8] -

I shall be very much pleased to see you here at half past five or six in the afternoon of Monday next - if this will be convenient to you.

I am dear Sirs -
Faithfully Yours

J A McN. Whistler

96 Cheyne Walk

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Messrs G. & W. Webb.
Austin Friars.
Old Broad St
[postmark:] CHELSEA / S. W. / 2 6 / FE 28 / 78
[postmark on verso:] LONDON [...] / [P?] M / FE2[9?] / 78


1.  28 February [1878]
Date on letter confirmed by postmark.

2.  George and William Webb
JW's lawyers.

3.  MsLS
Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more], acted here as JW's amanuensis.

4.  Whistler ... R H N
Notes added at the top of page one in another hand.

5.  Met[ropolita]n Board of Works
The Metropolitan Board of Works withheld the lease for the White House until alterations were made to the facade.

6.  R H N

7.  Mr Godwin
Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more], designer of the White House.

8.  letter
Not located. They wrote to Godwin on 28 February about the problems getting the lease for JW's new house and studio, the White House in Tite Street (#06153).