UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
Home > On-line Edition > Search for People > Document Display

return to search results

Documents associated with: Erskine, Charles H. Stuart
Record 9 of 10

System Number: 00685
Date: 3 December 1890
Author: Cookson, Wainewright, and Pennington[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C186
Document Type: ALS


Register.

COOKSON, WAINEWRIGHT, & PENNINGTON.

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

3rd Decr. 1890.

Dear Sir,

We dare say that Mr. Webb[2] has already informed you that the Partnership (if any) which existed between Mr. Vivian[3] & Mr. Erskine[4] has been dissolved, & that a notice of the Dissolution appears in the Gazette of the 14th ult., & that Mr. Erskine is no longer liable for debts incurred in connection with the "Whirlwind[5]". You will no doubt have heard from Mr. Webb that we have received authority to raise money for the payment of the debts [p. 2] previous to the Dissolution.

We are, dear Sir,
Yours faithfully,

Cookson & Co

J. McNeil Whistler, Esq.,
21, Cheyne Walk,
Chelsea.


This document is protected by copyright.


Notes:

1.  Cookson, Wainewright, and Pennington
See their letter to G. and W. Webb on 1 December [1890], #06168.

2.  Mr. Webb
William, or George Webb (b. ca 1835), of G. and W. Webb. lawyer [more].

3.  Mr. Vivian
Herbert Vivian (1865-1940), author, editor of The Whirlwind [more].

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

5.  Whirlwind
The Whirlwind: A Lively and Eccentric Newspaper, was a literary and radical journal that had ceased publication after a very brief period. It is not clear to what extent JW was financially involved, but he had contributed lithographs for publication, and probably not been paid. The Winged Hat (C.34), The Tyresmith (C.36) and Maunder's Fish Shop, Chelsea (C.37) were published in October, November and December 1890.