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System Number: 00684
Date: 29 November 1890
Author: Cookson, Wainewright and Pennington[1]
Place: London
Recipient: George and William Webb[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C185
Document Type: ALS


COOKSON, WAINEWRIGHT, & PENNINGTON.

64, LINCOLNS INN FIELDS,
LONDON. W. C.

29th Novem: 1890

Dear Sirs

Harrison[3] & Son v. Erskine[4] & others

We beg to inform you that Lord Erskine has authorized us to raise money out of which to pay the bill which was endorsed by Mr. Whistler & costs.

We understand that this is the only claim which Mr. Whistler has against our client[5] in connection with the Whirlwind or otherwise

[p. 2] You will probably be aware that the partnership (if any) between Mr. Erskine & Mr. Vivian[6] has been dissolved on the 11th inst:, and our client is not liable for debts incurred since that date. A notice of the dissolution appears in the Gazette of the 14th inst[7]:, and this we think we should communicate to your client unless you will do so, so perhaps you would be good enough to let us know his address.

We are, dear Sirs
Yours truly

Cookson & Co

Messrs Geo: & Wm Webb
11 Austin Friars
Old Broad Street, E. C.


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Notes:

1.  Cookson, Wainewright and Pennington
Lawyers.

2.  George and William Webb
JW's lawyers.

3.  Harrison
Not identified.

4.  Erskine
Charles H. Stuart Erskine (1853-1896), son of the 12th Earl of Mar and Kellie [more].

5.  our client
Erskine.

6.  Mr. Vivian
Herbert Vivian (1865-1940), author, editor of The Whirlwind [more]. The Whirlwind had ceased publication, after a very brief run, and despite contributions from JW and Stéphane Mallarmé.

7.  Gazette of the 14th inst
Not identified.