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System Number: 11946
Date: 16 November 1878
Author: James Anderson Rose[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Richard Josey, Oswald B. Colnaghi, and Charles A. Howell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms[3]


1877. - W. No. 818

'12'

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
Queen's Bench DIVISION.

BETWEEN
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
PLAINTIFF
AND
John Ruskin[4]
DEFENDANT

[circular stamp:] VICTORIA/ HER MAJESTY'S HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE / QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION / [crown] WRITS L. TO Z. / 22 NOV / 1878

VICTORIA, BY THE GRACE OF GOD OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, QUEEN, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, TO Oswald Bernard Colnaghi[,] Richard Josey and Charles Augustus Howell.

GREETING:
WE COMMAND YOU, AND EVERY OF YOU, THAT ALL THINGS SET ASIDE, AND CEASING EVERY EXCUSE, YOU AND EVERY OF YOU BE AND APPEAR IN YOUR PROPER PERSONS, AT THE SITTINGS OF THE Queens Bench DIVISION OF OUR HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, HOLDEN IN Middlesex AT Westminster Hall ON Saturday Monday THE thirteenth second twenty fifth DAY OF April November ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-eight BY TEN OF THE CLOCK IN THE FORENOON OF THE SAME DAY, AND SO FROM DAY TO DAY, DURING THE SAID SITTINGS, UNTIL THE ACTION HEREINAFTER MENTIONED BE TRIED, TO TESTIFY THE TRUTH, ACCORDING TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE, IN A CERTAIN ACTION NOW IN THE SAID DIVISION OF OUR HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, DEPENDING BETWEEN

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
PLAINTIFF AND John Ruskin
DEFENDANT ON THE PART OF THE Defendant Plaintiff

AND AT THE DAY AFORESAID, BETWEEN THE PARTIES AFORESAID, TO BE TRIED: AND THIS YOU NOR ANY OF YOU SHALL IN NO WISE OMIT, UNDER THE PENALTY OF EVERY OF YOU OF ONE HUNDRED POUNDS. WITNESS, HUGH MACCALMONT[5] BARON Earl CAIRNS, LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF GREAT BRITAIN, AT WESTMINSTER, THE [illegible] thirteenth sixteenth DAY OF April October November IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-eight

[p. 2] THIS WRIT WAS ISSUED BY
James Anderson Rose
Plaintiffs Solicitor
11 Salisbury Street Strand
in the County of Middlesex

'Served Copy[6] on Richard Josey on Saturday 23 Novr 1878
R R W'


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Notes:

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

2.  Richard Josey, Oswald Bernard Colnaghi, and Charles Augustus Howell
Richard Josey (1840-1906), reproductive engraver [more]; Oswald Bernard Colnaghi (b. ca 1827), art dealer [more]; and Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

3.  PD/Ms
A draft version of the Statement of Claim with a Clerk's handwritten amendments, followed by a printed amended copy, appears at #11947. Other summonses related to this one appear at #13283, #13735-13738.

4.  John Ruskin
John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more]. The case of Whistler v. Ruskin was heard at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878.

5.  MACCALMONT
The Right Honourable Hugh MacCalmont (1819-1885), Baron Cairns, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain [more].

6.  Served Copy
This is added and initialed by Robert Reginald Western (b. 1843), legal clerk to James Anderson Rose [more].