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System Number: 11922
Date: 22 November 1878
Author: James Anderson Rose[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Walker Martineau & Co.[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms


1877 .- W. - NO. 818

'31[3]'

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
Queens Bench DIVISION.

Whistler v Ruskin[4]

TAKE NOTICE THAT THE Plaintiff HEREBY REQUIREs YOU TO PRODUCE AND SHEW TO THE COURT AND JURY ON THE TRIAL OF THIS ACTION ALL BOOKS, PAPERS, LETTERS, COPIES OF LETTERS, AND ALL WRITINGS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN YOUR CUSTODY, POSSESSION OR POWER, CONTAINING ANY ENTRY, MEMORANDUM OR MINUTE RELATING TO THE MATTERS IN QUESTION IN THE SAID ACTION, AND PARTICULARLY a [manuscript?] manuscript of the letter dated 18th June 1877 and Published in Fors clavigera on the 2nd July 1877

DATED THIS 22 — DAY OF November ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-eight

YOURS, &C.,

J Anderson Rose

SOLICITOR FOR THE Plaintiff

TO Messrs Walker Martineau & Co
SOLICITORs FOR THE Defendant

[p. 2] In the High Court of Justice
Queens Bench Division

22 November 1878

Whistler v Ruskin
dft

Plaintiffs further notice to Produce

J Anderson Rose
11 Salisbury Street
Strand

[p. 3] 1877 .- W .- NO. 818

'19'

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
Queens Bench DIVISION.

Whistler V. Ruskin.

TAKE NOTICE THAT THE Plaintiff IN THIS ACTION PROPOSEs TO ADDUCE IN EVIDENCE THE SEVERAL DOCUMENTS HEREUNDER SPECIFIED, AND THAT THE SAME MAY BE INSPECTED BY THE Defendant His SOLICITORs OR AGENTs, AT my Offices No. 11 Salisbury Street Strand in the County of Middlesex ON WednesDAY, THE fif six seventeenth DAY OF April 1878 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF ten AND twelve IN THE foreNOON, AND THE Defendant is HEREBY REQUIRED, WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS FROM THE LAST MENTIONED HOUR, TO ADMIT THAT SUCH OF THE SAID DOCUMENTS AS ARE SPECIFIED TO BE ORIGINALS WERE RESPECTIVELY WRITTEN, SIGNED OR EXECUTED AS THEY PURPORT RESPECTIVELY TO HAVE BEEN; THAT SUCH AS ARE SPECIFIED AS COPIES ARE TRUE COPIES; AND SUCH DOCUMENTS AS ARE STATED TO HAVE BEEN SERVED, SENT OR DELIVERED, WERE SO SERVED, SENT OR DELIVERED RESPECTIVELY; SAVING ALL JUST EXCEPTIONS TO THE ADMISSIBILITY OF ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS AS EVIDENCE IN THIS ACTION.

DATED THIS 16th [thirteenth?] DAY OF April ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-eight

J. Anderson Rose

Solicitor FOR THE Plaintiff
11 Salisbury Street Strand

TO Messrs Walker Martineau & Co
Solicitor FOR THE Defendant.

ORIGINALS.
DESCRIPTION OF DOCUMENTS. DATE.
   
   
COPIES.
DESCRIPTION OF DOCUMENTS. DATE. ORIGINAL OR DUPLICATE SERVED, SENT OR DELIVERED, WHEN, HOW, AND BY WHOM.
The "Academy" Newspaper 21 July 1877  
The "Athenaeum"     " 21 July 1877  
The "Architect"     " 14 July 1877  
The "Architect"     " 26 January 1878  
The "World"     " 18 July 1877  
The "World"     " 29 August 1877  
The "Daily News"     " 21 July 1877  
Fors Clavigera Number for July 1877  
Plaintiffs Notice to produce in this Action 16 April 1878 Served by Clerk to Plaintiffs Solicitor on date

 

[p. 4] In the High Court of Justice
Queens Bench Division

16 April 1878

Whistler v Ruskin

Plaintiffs Notice to admit

'Fo[lio]s 5
2 copies [two illegible words]'

'Served[5] Copy on Clerk at Messrs Walker Martineau & Co, April 16th 1878 before 7 o'clock Wm Jas Williams[6]'

J. Anderson Rose
11 Salisbury Street Strand
Plaintiffs Solicitor

[p. 5] 1877 W No. 818

'20'

IN THE High Court of Justice
Queens Bench Division

BETWEEN James Abbott McNeill Whistler PLAINTIFF
AND
John Ruskin DEFENDANT

TAKE NOTICE THAT THE Plt IN THIS CAUSE Action PROPOSEs TO ADDUCE IN EVIDENCE THE SEVERAL DOCUMENTS HEREUNDER SPECIFIED AND THAT THE SAME MAY BE INSPECTED BY THE Deft - his ATTORNEY Solrs OR AGENTs AT my offices No. 11 Salisbury Street Strand in the County of Middlesex - ON Monday THE 15 DAY OF April 1878 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10 - AND 12 IN THE foreNOON AND THE Deft - IS HEREBY REQUIRED WITHIN FORTY EIGHT HOURS FROM THE LAST MENTIONED HOUR, TO ADMIT THAT SUCH OF THE SAID DOCUMENTS AS ARE SPECIFIED TO BE ORIGINALS, WERE RESPECTIVELY WRITTEN, SIGNED OR, EXECUTED AS THEY PURPORT RESPECTIVELY TO HAVE BEEN, THAT SUCH AS ARE SPECIFIED AS COPIES ARE TRUE COPIES; AND SUCH DOCUMENTS AS ARE STATED TO HAVE BEEN SERVED, SENT OR DELIVERED, WERE SO SERVED, SENT, OR DELIVERED RESPECTIVELY; SAVING ALL JUST EXCEPTIONS TO THE ADMISSIBILITY OF ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS AS EVIDENCE IN THIS CAUSE Action

DATED THIS 13 DAY OF January April ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-eight

YOURS &C

J Anderson Rose

11 Salisbury Street Strand
Plaintiffs Solr

TO Messrs Walker Martineau & Co
Solr for THE ABOVE NAMED Deft

ORIGINALS.
DESCRIPTION OF DOCUMENTS. DATE.
   
   
COPIES.
DESCRIPTION OF DOCUMENTS. DATE. ORIGINAL OR DUPLICATE SERVED, SENT OR DELIVERED, WHEN, HOW, AND BY WHOM
The Academy newspaper 21 July 1877  
The Athenaeum     " 21 July 1877  
The Architect     " 26 Jany 1878 14 July 1877  
The Architect     " 26 Jany 1878  
The World     " 29 Aug 1877 18 July 1877  
The World     " 29 Aug. 1877  
The Daily News 21 July 1877  
Fors Clavigera Number for July 1877  
Plts Notice to Produce in this Action 13 April 1878 Served by Cl[er]k to plts Sols on date

 


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Notes:

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

2.  Walker Martineau & Co.
Solicitors for John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more].

3.  '31'
Written in another hand in upper right-hand corner of sheet. The numbers '19' and '20' appear on pp. 3 and 5 respectively. These may have been assigned by Rose to the legal documents he kept from the Whistler v Ruskin trial (see note below).

4.  Whistler v Ruskin
This is a document relating to JW's libel suit against Ruskin. The suit was in response to Ruskin's criticism of JW's works, especially Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170), in his periodical Fors Clavigera. On 2 July 1877, he accused JW of 'flinging a pot of paint in the public's face' in a review of the 1st Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877. See Ruskin, John, 'Letter the Seventy-ninth' Fors Clavigera, 2 July 1877, pp. 181-213. The trial took place at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878.

5.  Served ...Williams
Written on far left side of page.

6.  Williams
James Williams, probably an employee of J. Anderson Rose, solicitor.