The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 08759
Date: [23 January 1879][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 4/35
Document Type: ALS[3]


Dear Rose

do send someone over to Lewis[4] or Levy[5] the first thing tomorrow - I am so afraid that they may come down upon me in the course of the day - and if I can get over into next week I believe it will be all right - for I have been getting on with some etching plates[6] today that I am sure McLean[7] will take directly they [p. 2] are finished - (keep it dark though - or they might seize the plates before I can get them out of my hands) - But the Levy seemed tolerably decent - and I really can get about 40 or perhaps 50 - for next week - and possibly more - only keep 'em off -

Always yours affecly

J A McN Whistler

Thursday night

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James Anderson Rose Esq.
11. Salisbury Street
[postmark:] LONDON. S. W. / ZZ / JA 23 / 79
[postmark:] LONDON. S. W. / ZZ / JA 24 / 79


1.  [23 January 1879]
Dated by postmark.

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

3.  ALS
'32' written in another hand, in upper left corner of p. 1 and in a circle on the envelope. The documents kept by Rose on each case, including JW's bankruptcy, were numbered. JW petitioned to be declared bankrupt in January and was declared insolvent on 6 May 1879.

4.  Lewis
Sir George Henry Lewis (1833-1911), society lawyer [more].

5.  Levy
Levy, probably an art dealer or money lender.

6.  etching plates
Probably Hurlingham (K.181) and Fulham (K.182), which were published by the Printsellers Association in 1879.

7.  McLean
Thomas M. McLean (b. ca 1832), print dealer and publisher [more].