The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 06240
Date: 5 August 1897
Author: George and William Webb[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Greenfield and Cracknall[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W235
Document Type: MsLc[3]


39 New Broad St

5 Augt 1897

Dear Sirs,

Without prejudice

Whistler & Way[4]

We have duly received yours of the 4th instt.[5] Instead of the complicated arrangement therein proposed, we find we can make arrangements to dispense with the promissory note and pay the £175 all at once. We shall therefore be prepared to hand you our cheque in settlement in exchange for the following:-

(a) All the stones including "Siesta[6]" & "The Thames[7]" with the lithographs thereon as per catalogue, together with a letter from Mr Way that they are in good order for printing

(b) All lithographs unsold and the above letter from Mr Way to state that he has not retained any impressions

(c) The roll of canvases

Please make an appointment for us to attend at Mr Ways to complete the matter[8]

Yours truly

Geo & Wm Webb

Messrs Greenfield & Cracknall

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1.  George and William Webb
JW's solicitor.

2.  Greenfield and Cracknall
Firm of solicitors located at 3, Lancaster Place, Strand.

3.  MsLc
Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, pp. 187-88, App. IV.15.

4.  Way
Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more].

5.  yours of the 4th instt.
See #01853.

6.  Siesta
The Siesta (C.159).

7.  The Thames
The Thames (C.161).

8.  complete the matter
A receipt for £175 on 10 August 1897 from Greenfield & Cracknall shows that the sum was indeed paid (see #01854).