Documents associated with: Chaufton, Albert
Record 3 of 3
System Number: 07474
Date: [16/30 March 1900]
Recipient: [unidentified newspaper editor]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler X48
Document Type: ALd
The Victory obtained in the
Law Courts of Appeal in Paris - of far away [greater?] importance than as yet the English press has at all grasped - Important to all artists - For the decision judgement or verdict concerns not merely this a personal matter, as between myself and a n scheming individual as the papers would have it but it establishes, once & forever, a new condition of law in France - "Emandant, statuant à nouveau," . ... The Président said, and from now out it is law in this land that the Artist remain master of his work to very last - He has the right to refuse to give his work into hands of any one he thinks unfit to receive it - though he shall have been paid for it in full - At any moment, & without giving his reasons either he may return the money - and naturally accept the prepare be ready his is also the privilege to pay to pay the offending amateur damages - to be fixed either amicably by arbitration, or awarded in Court - £40 they awarded Think [p. 2] Think of the comfort [now?] luxury of having offering the offensive intruder intruding millionaire as I did £40, to "get out"! - as I did - and he took it too!
upon peril - pain
here take the occasion to say once for all that such was not my case - neither were the papers Indeed it may be well I will [duly?] here point out, for the better appreciation of what has happened, what my Advocate said for me,
At last it may be perhaps understood how perfectly logical all this is - For whereas it was cried out against, in the London papers, as a monstrously stultified
is of much greater distinction
2. his is
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4. £40 they awarded
5. his reasons ... Think
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7. [p. 2]
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8. I will ... for me
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9. At last ... stultified
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10. is of much greater distinction
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