The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10761
Date: 9 March 1878
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: George and William Webb[1]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3/28/11
Document Type: ALS


'J. N. [sic] Whistler'[3]

Messrs Webb -

Dear Sirs -

I have been this morning with Mr Godwin[4] to see Mr Vulliamy[5] - and from him, have received all necessary instructions as to the little alterations and perfections required to have the drawings approved - These shall be carried out immediately and the drawings will then be signed - and the lease finally granted - Meanwhile pray do not produce any wrong [p. 2] impression with the builder Mr Nightingale[6], but pay him without further hesitation the certificate he holds as you promised me you would do the other evening when I saw you in Chelsea -

Very faithfully Yours

J A McN. Whistler

Messrs G. & W. Webb -

96. Cheyne Walk Chelsea -

March 9th 1878 -

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Messrs G. & W. Webb -
11. Austin Friars -
Old Broad Street
E. C.
[postmark:] LONDON W. C. / 4 / MA 9 / 78 / S.M.P.
[postmark on verso:] [LONDO]N. E. C / [...] / [M]R 9 / 78


1.  George and William Webb
George Webb (b. ca 1835), of G. and W. Webb. lawyer [more], and William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more], JW's lawyers.

2.  '9/3/78'
Written in another hand at top right.

3.  'J. N. [sic] Whistler'
Written in another hand at top right.

4.  Mr Godwin
JW's new house and studio, the White House in Tite Street, was designed by Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more].

5.  Mr Vulliamy
George John Vulliamy (1817-1886), Superintending Architect with the Metropolitan Board of Works, London [more].

6.  Mr Nightingale
Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale (b. 1838), builder [more].