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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11340
Date: [May/June 1878?][1]
Author: Sydney Morse[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: J. M. Tyler[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 14/1238/2
Document Type: TLfc[4]


[...] I have again seen Whistler. He has seen the landlord's agent[5] and referred me to him. It appears the agent is a regular Auctioneer and not the "sort of old folk" to which Mr. Whistler referred at first. However, from what W. said after seeing the agent, I think we shall be able to get our lease[6]. [...]


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Notes:

1.  [May/June 1878?]
Dated from reference to JW's house at 96 Cheyne Walk (formerly 2 Lindsay Row).

2.  Sydney Morse
Sydney Morse (1854-1929), solicitor [more].

3.  J. M. Tyler
J. M. Tyler, possibly a solicitor.

4.  TLfc
This is a partial typescript copy of a letter; it is not know what proportion of the letter is missing.

5.  landlord's agent
The agent for Robert Booth Latter (d. 1869), solicitor and landlord of 2 Lindsey Row, later 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea [more]. The agent may have been Robert Low (b. ca 1837), of Robert and J. E. Low, house agents and surveyors [more], who appears on JW's list of creditors (see #11926).

6.  lease
JW's lease at Cheyne Walk finished on 25 June 1878 when he was to be replaced as tenant by Morse. However, JW's move to his new studio home, the White House seems to have been delayed and he did not move in until later in the summer.