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System Number: 05855
Date: [18 September 1867][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T200
Document Type: ADS


'List of Subscribers to Traer Funeral'[2]

Paid over to Mr Smith's[3] Agent Sept. 2nd 1867 -
        £ 30 - 0. 0.

viz. Rossetti[4]      5. 0. 0.
Aleco Ionides[5]      5. 0. 0.
J. A. McN Whistler      5. 0. 0.
W. McN Whistler[6]      5. 0. 0.
G W[7]    10. 0. 0.
  £ 30. 0. 0

 

J Whistler

over

[p. 2] Also received and paid to Mr Smith's - son[8]

Du Maurier[9] -    5.   0. 0
Jeckyll[10]    2.   2. 0
O'Connor[11]    1.   0. 0
Singleton[12]    1.   0. 0
Cavafy[13]    1.   0. 0
Keene[14]    1.   0. 0
   11.   7. 0
plus remainder Ionides   .  .   5. 0
   11. 12. 0
Sum previously paid  30.   0  0
total  41. 12. 0.
Sum agreed upon  45.   0. 0
subscriptions still due    3.   8. 0
viz. Howell[15].    2.   0. 0.
Swinburne[16].    1.   0. 0
Sandys[17].    5.   0. 0.

 

extra charge[d by?] [illegible word]

J A McN Whistler[18] -

Sept. 18. 1867 . . . .


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Notes:

1.  [18 September 1867]
Dated from last date on sheet. See also JW's final account dated 30 December (#05855).

2.  'List of Subscribers to Traer Funeral'
Written at right angles in upper right-hand corner of sheet, possibly in the hand of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. In April 1867, JW quarrelled with his brother-in-law Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more], over Haden's treatment of James Reeves Traer (ca 1834 - d.1867), partner in F. S. Haden's medical practice [more] (#01914, #01915, #01917, #05848, #05849, #05850, #06994-#06996, #12332). During March and April, JW and his brother William were in Paris, where JW's works were on view in the American section of the Paris Exposition. James Traer was also in Paris. On 23 April, Traer died suddenly of alcohol related causes. Haden arranged for Traer's burial at the Père Lachaise in Paris with what JW and his brother William regarded as unseemly haste. A violent quarrel arose between the brothers-in-law in a Paris café and Haden was allegedly pushed by JW through a plate glass window. Soon afterwards, the two brothers made arrangements to have Traer's body returned to Ellen Traer (b. ca 1837), J. R. Traer's sister [more] in England for reburial, assisted by George Aloysius Lucas (1824-1909), art dealer in Paris [more], and a list of subscribers.

3.  Mr Smith's
M. Smith, undertaker.

4.  Rossetti
Probably Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), artist and poet [more].

5.  Aleco Ionides
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more].

6.  W. McN Whistler
William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more].

7.  G W
Probably George William Whistler (1822-1869), engineer, JW's half-brother [more].

8.  son
Unidentified.

9.  Du Maurier
George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier (1834-1896), author and caricaturist [more].

10.  Jeckyll
Thomas Jeckyll (1827-1881), architectural designer [more].

11.  O'Connor
William Henry O'Connor (b. ca 1839), painter and stained glass artist [more].

12.  Singleton
Probably Charles James Singleton, Jr (1841-1918), accountant [more].

13.  Cavafy
George John Cavafy (1805-1891), merchant, partner in G. J. Cavafy and Company [more]; or Dr John Cavafy (ca 1839-1901), physician and collector, son of G. J. Cavafy [more].

14.  Keene
Possibly Charles Samuel Keene (1823-1891), etcher, cartoonist and illustrator [more].

15.  Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

16.  Swinburne
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), poet and critic [more].

17.  Sandys
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904), portrait painter and designer [more].

18.  J A McN Whistler ... 1867
Written in left-hand margin.