The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13285
Date: 26 November 1878
Author: J. R. Mellor[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Theodore Frederick Allingham[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms

Nightingale v Whistler[3]
[affixed postage stamp]

'No. 31[4]'

LET THE DEFTS SOLICITOR OR AGENTS ATTEND ME AT MY CHAMBERS at the Chambers of sitting [word illegible] IN ROLLS GARDEN TO MORROW AT 12 OF THE CLOCK IN THE FORE at NOON TO SHOW CAUSE WHY the order for Judgment made herein by Master Francis[5] on the 25 inst[ant][6] should not be rescinded & Defendant be as likely to defend on the usual terms

DATED THE 26 DAY OF Novr 1878

(On appeal)

J. R. Mellor

[p. 2] adj[ourne]d till tomorrow

[W M?]


No. 39 - 12 Noon

[G J?]

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1.  J. R. Mellor
James Robert Mellor (1839-1926), Master of the Supreme Court of Judicature [more].

2.  Theodore Frederick Allingham
Theodore Frederick Allingham (b. 1845), solicitor [more], who seems to have acted on JW's behalf in Nightingale v Whistler (see note below).

3.  Nightingale v Whistler
Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale (b. 1838), builder [more]. This document concerns JW's dispute with Nightingale over the construction cost of the White House, his studio house at Tite Street, which had far exceeded its original estimate. The size of the final bill pushed JW, already hard-pressed financially, towards crisis point. (see his correspondence with E. W. Godwin, #08736, #01748; G. & W. Webb to JW, #08735; and other documents from the case including affidavits, #12049, #12033; plaintiff's costs, #12031; and final judgment, #12028).

4.  'No. 31'
Written in another hand at top of sheet. This was one of the legal documents from JW's bankruptcy kept by James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more], and given a sequential number.

5.  Master Francis
George Francis (1824-1890), Master of the Supreme Court of Judicature from 1879 [more].

6.  25 inst[ant]
See G. Francis to T. F. Allingham, #12028.