The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12142
Date: 8 February 1875
Author: Edward Clifton Griffith[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Liverpool][2]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/40/4
Document Type: ALS[3]

[ornate monogram:] 'ECG'

30 St James Square

8th February 1875


The matter[4] being in the hands of my solicitor I have sent your letter[5] of the 5th instant on to him, crediting you with the cheque £48.15.0[6], on account of my claim against you generally.

I am Sir
Your obedient Servant

E. Clifton Griffith

J A. Mc[N.] Whistler Esq.

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1.  Edward Clifton Griffith
Capt. Edward Clifton Griffith, gallery landlord [more].

2.  [Liverpool]
JW stayed at the home of Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more], and his family at Speke Hall, near Liverpool, from January to March 1875.

3.  ALS
'66' written in another hand in the upper left-hand corner of p. 1.

4.  matter
See the earlier correspondence between JW and Griffith between 20 and 30 January 1875 concerning the condition of the Flemish Gallery, the venue for Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, Pall Mall, London, 1874 (#11445, #12165, #11442, #01603, #11441, #12148, #12145, #11444). The gallery was hung with maroon cloth but JW decided to redecorate the gallery in primrose, pink-grey and brown distemper for his exhibition. Griffith requested that the gallery should be returned to its original decorative state. However, JW admitted liability only for the rehanging of the cloth (#11442). Griffith replied, complaining that he was losing rent in the delay over the redecoration of the gallery and claiming back rent from JW (#12145).

5.  letter
Not located. See JW's reference to it and the cheque in JW to J. A. Rose, #11443.

6.  £48.15.0
The last instalment of the rent owed to Griffith by JW.