The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05223
Date: 23 August 1873
Author: James Anderson Rose[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R123
Document Type: ALS


23 August 1873

My dear Whistler

I have prepared the affidavit[2][.] If you can come here say at 1 o'C[lock] on Monday, I will take it to Mr Avorys[3] [sic] at the Central Criminal Court, and have no doubt the fine[4] will be remitted. Do not come later than 1 o'C[lock] as Monday is the last day[.] 12 o'C[lock] will be better

Yours most truly

J. Anderson Rose

J A M Whistler Esq

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1.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

2.  affidavit
On 14 July 1873 JW was called to jury service by the Central Criminal Court (#12157). A fine of £5 was imposed upon him for non-appearance (H. Avory to JW, 18 August 1873, #11973). JW's affidavit, dated 25 August, stated that as an American citizen, he had not considered himself liable for service (#12155).

3.  fine
The fine imposed upon JW for his non-appearance as a juror (see note above).

4.  Mr Avory
Probably Henry Avory (ca 1825-d. 1881), Clerk of the Central Criminal Court.