Documents associated with: Canfield, Richard Albert
Record 6 of 77
System Number: 10497
Date: [July/September 1901]
Recipient: [unidentified institution]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C26b
Document Type: ALdI
illegible] [ received that?] beg to enclose copy of a letter just sent me by my written to my solicitors, by one proposing to represent yourselves - I am convinced that a firm of your standing could do no other than resent the villanous insolent tone adopted by your servants - I may only add that The monstrous negligence of your employees is which necessitated a lawyers letter at all, instead of being followed by proper regrets and explanation is as you see made the occasion for this [ outburst of coarse?] [ illegible] elaborate willfull [sic] offensiveness begining [sic] in the
jaunty rudeness of address to the Messrs. Webb - and continuing with impertinences to your customer -
When I tell you that "the person" [p. 2] so
wilfully elaborately referred to in the letter was one of the ladies of my family who had ventured into the London shop in Tottenham Ct. Road, I think I need add nothing save my belief that you will thank me for bringing to your notice the conduct of [ two illegible words] that you cannot but deprecate - both as annoying to distinguishing clients and as injurious to yourselves -
[two deleted lines, illegible]
I shall be pleased to hear that I have been right in referring this matter to your courtesy - I enclose my card & am Gentlemen
Very faithfully yrs
P. S. Statement that the things were to be sent for is desperate and improper.
1. [July/September 1901]
Written on the same sheet as a draft reply to a letter from R. Canfield to JW, 20 July 1901, #00524. This draft appears on the upper right and left hand quarters of the sheet of paper. Also on this sheet is JW to R. A. Canfield, #00525.
2. [unidentified institution]
Evidently some kind of shop on Tottenham Court Road, London.
5. I shall be pleased to hear that
These words, in pencil, were copied over by JW in ink as follows.