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System Number: 08905
Date: 14 December 1878
Author: James Anderson Rose[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: MsDS


[cover sheet:] 1877 - [S.?]

James A. McNeill Whistler Esquire,

You v Ruskin[2] } Costs

£261. 10. 2.

J. Anderson Rose
11 Salisbury Street
Strand

(p. 1)
'31[3]'
In the High Court of Justice
Queen's Bench Division

James Abbot McNeill Whistler Esqre
To J. Anderson Rose

You. v. Ruskin

      Trinity Sittings   £ . s . d
1877       }    
July 28th } Instructions to sue   "   6   8
Writ of Summons   "   6   8
Paid for Stamp   "   5   "
Special Endorsement   "   5   "
Clerk's writing Mr Allen[4] Publisher for July Copy of "Fors Clavigera" } "   6   8
Paid for 3 Copies   "   2   9
31st Attending you in long Conference on the Libel }  
August 1st Writing Mr Allen for Mr. Ruskin's address } "   3   6
Writing Messrs Chapman & Hall to know if they could give me Mr. Ruskin's address } "   3   6
3rd Writing Mr. Davenport[5], Solicitor, Oxford with Writ and Copy for service on Defendant and with instructions } "   3   6
7th Writing Mr Davenport with 10s/6d his Charges for trying to serve Writ on Defendant } "   3   6
Paid for Post Office Order and Commission   "  10  8
  £ 2. 17. 5

 

(p. 2)

1877 August   2. 17. 5
Writing Mr Fisher[6], Solicitor, Windermere, with Writ and Copy for service on Defendant } "   3   6
10th Writing Mr Gatey[7], Windermere, in reply to return Writ and as to his charges } "   3   6
Writing you that Defendant served with Writ and that Appearance entered by the Defendant, } "   3   6
11th Writing Mr Gatey with Post Offices Order for £1.13.7 his charge for service of Writ on Defendant } "   3   6
Paid for Post Office Order and Commission } 1 13 10
13th Attending searching Appearance and paid } "   4   4
Instructions for Statement of Claim   "  13  4
Drawing same   "  10  "
Fee to Mr. Pike[8] to settle and Clerk } 1   3   6
Attending him   "   3   4
December 7th Copy Statement of Claim for the Printer, Fo[lio?] 6 } "   2   "
Attending him therewith and afterwards with service } "   6   0
Revising Proof   "   1   "
Paid Printer's Bill   "  11  6
Sittings fee   "  15  "
      Michaelmas Sittings    
21st Attending to deliver Statement of Claim   "   3   4
  £ 9.19   3

 

(p. 3)

1877 November,    9.19   3
28th Attending Summons for [time?] to deliver Statement of Defence, Order for a week }  "   6   8
December 6th Drawing Retainer for Plaintiff and Copy }  "   2   6
Fee to Mr Serjt Parry[9] therewith and Clerk    1   3   6
Attending him    "   6   8
Perusing Statement of Defence    "   6   8
7th Instructions for Reply    "   6   8
Drawing same    "   5   "
Fee to Mr. Pike to settle and Clerk    1   3   6
Attending him    "   3   4
Copy to deliver    "   1   "
11th Attending to deliver Reply    "   3   4
Sittings fee    "  15  "
      Hilary Sittings    
1878 January 22nd Making up Pleadings    "   6   8
2 Prints of Statement of Claim, fo[lio]s 4 each    "   2   "
2 Copies Statement of Defence, fo[lio]s 3 each    "   2   "
2 Copies Reply, fo[lio]s 2 each    "   1   4
Attending entering Cause    "   6   8
Paid Stamp    1   "   "
Notice of Trial, Copy and service    "   4   "
February 5th Paid for Copy of The Architect,    "   "   4
March 22d Paid for Cause List    "   1   "
April 8th Instructions to advise on Evidence    "  13  4
Paid to Mr Freeman[10] to advise and Clerk    1   3   6
Attending him    "   3   4
12th Writing Defendant's solicitors that I saw by the papers Mr Ruskin was ill, and suggesting that under these circumstances }  "   6   8
  £ 19.13.11

 

(p. 4)

1878 March   19.13.11
the action should not be in the list for Trial for a month and Clerk attending in Bedford Row therewith }  
Perusing Opinion on Evidence    "   6   8
Writing you that I wished to see you on Counsel's Opinion }  
April 12th Subpoena ad test    "   6   8
Paid Sealing    "   2   6
Attending Messrs Walker Martineau & Co and arranging that Cause should not be tried for a month and Attending with them to the Associate's Office searching and found Cause in paper for trial tomorrow and arranging to meet them at Westminster at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning  }  "   6   8
Drawing Consent which we both Signed and Copy    "   5   "
13th Attending at Westminster with Messers Martineau & Co when the Judge directed Cause not to be in the paper for Trial before the 15th May next }  "   6   8
Trial before the 15th May next    "   6   8
Paid Cab hire    "   2   "
Writing you in reply that the Trial had been postponed }  "
Attending defendant's Summons to try by Special Jury, Order made }  "   6   8
Notice to inspect and admit, Copy and service    "   7   6
The like to produce, Copy and service    "   7   6
Duplicate Notice to Admit for proof    "   2   "
The like to Admit    "   2   "
  £ 22.15  9

 

(p. 5)

1878, April   22.15  9
29th Attending Messrs Walker & Martineau who brought Medical Certificate which said that Mr. Ruskin was too ill to attend to any legal business for several months and they wanted the Trial again postponed }  "   6   8
Attending you Conferring thereon   ---------
Sittings fee    "  15  "
      Easter Sittings    
April 30th 2 Subpoenas ad test    "  13  4
Paid Sealing    "   5   "
Paid for Cause List    "   2   6
May 6th Attending Messrs Walker Martineau & Co who brought Summons to postpone Trial until next Michaelmas Sittings and wished me to consent to same standing over and Conferring thereon }  "   6   8
Writing you that Defendant's Solicitor had taken out a Summons to postpone Trial of Cause until next Michaelmas Sittings } ---------
7th Attending Defendant's Summons to postpone Trial till Michaelmas, same adjourned till tomorrow }  "   3   4
8th Attending adjourned Summons to postpone Trial, Order for Cause not to be tried until Trinity Sittings }  "   6   8
June 6th Writing you to know if }             
  £ 25.14.11

 

(p. 6)

1878, June   25.14.11
you consent to the Trial being further postponed as I had received a letter from Mr Ruskin's Solicitors stating that there was no chance of Mr Ruskin being able to attend these Sittings } ---------
11th Attending Messrs Walker Martineau & Co who wanted Trial postponed till Michaelmas Term, and they brought Certificate of Dr George Parsons[11], and I offered to let the Trial stand over for a month, but they said Defendant would not be well enough in a month to attend the Trial }  "   6   8
Making Copy Certificate to keep    "   1   "
Attending Summons to postpone Trial till Michaelmas, same adjourned by Master till Friday for Affidavit in support of application }  "   6   8
12th Writing Messrs Walker & Martineau & Co that you were sorry to hear of Defendant's continued illness, and that you would be very unwilling that the Action should be tried in Defendant's absence, and that I was to comply with their request to postpone the Trial until such a time as the Defendant would be able to attend }  "   3   6
Writing you thereon and with copy Medical Certificate and my letter and Messrs Walker Martineau & Co reply }  "   5   "
14th Attending adjourned Summons Order made by Judge }  "   6   8
Writing you in reply that same postponed till Novr    "   3   6
Sittings Fee    "  15  "
  £ 28. 2.11

 

(p. 7)

1878, June,   28. 2.11
      Trinity Sittings    
17th Paid for Cause List    "   2   "
September 13th Writing you as to Paragraph in the newspaper about Mr Ruskin and thereon } ---------
16th Attending you at your request in Chelsea when you said overtures had been made to settle the action by payment of the Costs and any apology for the Libel, and very long discussion with you on the nature of the apology which you said you should insist upon, Engaged 4 hours } ---------
Paid Cab hire    "   3   "
October 24th Writing Messrs Walker & Co referring to previous correspondence and to know whether Mr Ruskin's health was restored so that the action might now be tried, Special letter }  "   5   "
Writing you with copy of my letter to Walker and thereon }  "   5   "
28th Attending searching Cause    "   6   8
Attending Messrs Walker Martineau & Co who wanted to know where the 4 pictures were now which were exhibited in the Grosvenor Gallery in the Spring Exhibition of 1877 and they wished me to undertake to produce them if in your hands and to inform them in whose hands they were if sold and I was to see you and confer with you thereon and they were to come again tomorrow morning, Also conferring as to fixing some day specially for the Trial }  "   6   8
  £ 29.11. 3

 

(p. 8)

1878, October   29.11. 3
Writing you fully with result of my interview and with Copy of Messrs Walker's letters and with appointment for to-night and Messengers attending you with letter when you appointed 6 o'clock this evening }  "   6   8
Paid Conveyance    "   "   6
Just before 6 o'clock I received a letter containing List of Pictures, 7 instead of 4 exhibited by you at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1877. }  
Attending you conferring on my interview with Messrs Walker & Co on the List[12] of [ove?] 7 pictures in 7 now sent to me by Messrs Walker & Co and you said the question was not that suggested by the letters of Messrs Walker as to the merits of your pictures but whether the criticism was a fair one expressed in reasonable terms. That as a fact the first three pictures on the List were sold, No. 1 was on your hands unsold, No. 5, Irving's Portrait was not priced and not for sale, No. 6 you had destroyed, and No. 7 entitled Nocturne in Black and Gold, and Arrangement in Brown, were in pledge at Mrs Noseda's, No. 2 belonged to Mr Graham, No. 3 to Mr Percy Wyndham, who had given Two hundred Guineas for it, No. 4 was given to Mrs Leyland, and you contended that the criticism } ---------
  £ 29.18. 5

 

(p. 9)

1878, October   29.18. 5
only applied to the first 4, 3 of which were sold and one of which was priced at 200 Guineas and was the only one to which a price was attached in the Catalogue in the Room and whence Mr Ruskin obtained his knowledge of the price being 200 Guineas as referred to in the Libel - 3 Pictures Nos 5, 6, and 7 you contended not being for sale and not being priced the Defendant was not entitled to inspect - Engaged from 6 'till 9 o'Clock. }  "   "   "
Paid expences [sic]    "  10  "
29- Attending Messrs Walker & Co conferring on their request as to production for inspection of the 7 Pictures mentioned in their Letter when I stated that it was not a matter of courtesy but a matter of Law what they were entitled to and they must make the usual application by Summons setting forth what they require and on what grounds and after a very long discussion with reference to Mr Ruskin's Works and your Works Messrs Walker proposed that the Trial should not be heard before Monday the 18th November - Conferring as to one application to }             
  £ 30. 8. 5

 

(p. 10)

1878 October   30. 8. 5
the Lord Chief Justice to try the Cause and for a day for the Trial }  "   6   8
29 - Drawing and making 2 Copies of consent to Cause not being tried before 18th November. }  "   6   8
Writing you with very long account of my interview with Defendant's Solicitors }  "   5   "
30 Subpoena ad test.    "   6   8
Paid for Stamp    "   2   6
Sittings Fee    "  15  "
      Michaelmas Sittings    
November    
5 Perusing Affidavit in support of Summons to deliver Interrogatories f. 11 }  "   1   4
The like Interrogatories fo[lio] 5    "   1   8
Copy Affidavit and Interrogatories for Counsel fo[lio] 9 }  "   3   "
Instructions to Counsel to oppose Summons }  "   6   8
Copy Summons to annex    "   1   "
Fee to Mr Petheram[13] and Clerk to attend }  2   4   6
Attending him    "   6   8
Perusing Affidavit in support of Summons for inspection of Pictures fo[lio] 9 }  "   3   "
Copy for Counsel    "   3   "
Copy Summons to annex    "   1   "
  £ 36. 2. 9

 

(p. 11)

1878 November   36. 2. 9
5 - Instructions to Counsel to oppose Summons }  "   6   8
Fee to Mr Petheram and Clerk to attend }  2   4   6
Attending him    "   6   8
Instructions to Counsel to oppose Summons for particulars of Malice &c }  "   6   8
Copy Summons to annex    "   1   "
Fee to Mr Petheram and Clerk to attend }  2   4   6
Attending him    "   6   8
6 Attending Summons for leave to administer Interrogatories to Plaintiff Order made }  "   6   8
Attending Summons to inspect Pictures Order made for those in possession of Plaintiff or his Solicitor }  "   6   8
Attending Summons for Particulars of Malice &c - Order refused }  "   6   8
Paid Cab hire    "   1   "
Writing you that Order made for Plaintiff to inspect exhibited Pictures in your possession and to answer Interrogatories }  "   3   6
8 Writing you in reply for appointment }  "   "   "
9 Attending Messrs Walker & Co who wanted me to produce the Pictures at my Office instead of at your Studio and also that I would undertake that you would attend the Trial without being subpoenaed }             
  £ 43. 3.11

 

(p. 12)

1878 November   43. 3.11
but on my requiring a similar Undertaking that Mr Ruskin should attend they saw they could not give such an Undertaking as Mr Ruskin was unwell and a peculiar Man and I said they must undertake that Mr Ruskin would attend or inform me that they would not and I must subpoena him }  "   6   8
Making Copy Interrogatories &c 5    "   1   8
Writing you with Particulars of my interview with Messrs Walker & Co as to production of Pictures and as to their requiring my Undertaking that you would attend the Trial }  "   5   "
11 Subpoena duces tecum    "   6   8
Paid for Stamp    "   2   6
Attending you taking instructions for Answers to Interrogatories }  "   "   "
Drawing Telegram to you with appointment for 6 o'Clock this Evening and paid }  "   4   4
Attending you confirming on Letter received from Messrs Walker & Co that Mr Ruskin could not attend the Trial and you said it was absolutely necessary Mr Ruskin should attend the Trial and we must either ascertain his address or arrange for the Trial to be }             
  £ 44.10. 9

 

(p. 13)

1878 November   44.10. 9
postponed - Also conferring on Evidence which you said Mr Burton, Mr Poynter, Mr Leighton[,] Mr Howell and Mrs Noseday[14] [sic] could give - Also conferring with reference to Witnesses it was supposed would attend on behalf of Mr Ruskin - Engaged several hours }  "   "   "
13 - Attending Messrs Walker & Co who wished to see the Documents referred to in Notice to Admit and said Mr Ruskin could not attend and they wished to know when and where they could inspect the Pictures pursuant to Judge's Order }  "   6   8
14 - Attending Messrs Walker & Co who came here to inspect the Documents persuant to the Notice and to request an appointment to produce Pictures but I said if Mr Ruskin could not attend the Trial the Trial must be postponed and my Office was quite unfit for the exhibition of Pictures and they must attend at your Studio but that in the absence of Mr Ruskin the Trial must be postponed }  "   6   8
Drawing Telegram for you to call on me this Evening at 6 o'Clock and attending to [transport?] and paid }  "   4   4
14 Attending Messrs Walker Martineau & Co perusing Documents in }             
  £ 45. 8. 5

 

(p. 14)

1878 November   45. 8. 5
Plaintiffs notice to inspect and Admit }  "   6   8
14 Writing and attending Messrs Walker Martineau & Co for Mr Ruskin's address and to arrange to postpone Trial if Mr Ruskin could not attend on Monday and they said they should hear from Mr Ruskin tomorrow Morning whether he should attend the Trial }  "   6   8
Paid Cab hire    "   2   "
15 Instructions for Affidavit in answer to Interrogatories }  "   6   8
Drawing same &c 10 -    "  10  "
Instructions to Counsel to settle same in conference }  "   "   "
Fee to Mr Petheram and Clerk    1   6   "
Attending time    "   3   4
Attending Conference    "  13  4
Attending searching Cause    "   6   8
Attending at Messrs Walker & Martineau's Office but Mr Fulford[15] was stated to be at Westminster in conference with Mr Bowen[16] and that I could see him there }  "   "   "
Attending at Westminster but could not find Mr Fulford or Mr Bowen there }  "   "   "
Attending at Mr Bowen's Chambers in the Temple who said he had seen Mr Fulford who had gone back to his Office }  "   "   "
  £ 49. 9. 9

 

(p. 15)

1878 November   49. 9. 9
15 Attending at Messrs Walker & Martineau's Office again conferring with Mr Fullford [sic] and he said Mr Ruskin was too ill to attend the Trial and that Mr Ruskin had written them instructing them to proceed to Trial without delay and Mr Fulford said he had no direction to postpone the Trial that his Counsel advised that Mr Ruskin could not be a material Witness for the Plaintiff and he could not consent to the Trial being postponed }  "  13  4
Paid Cab hire    "   3   6
Summons for time to answer Interrogatories Copy and Service }  "   8   6
Perusing Defendant's Notice to imput[e] and Admit }  "   6   8
The like Defendant's Notice to produce    "   6   8
Writing you to call on me tomorrow Morning to complete Brief and settle Answers to Interrogatories and that Mr Ruskin's Solicitors refused to postpone the Trial as they stated Mr Ruskin could not be a material Witness }  "   "   "
Attending you and Mr Howell confirming thereon and you were to call on me again at 9-30 tomorrow Morning }  "   "   "
16 - Attending Summons for further time to answer Interrogatories, Order refused }  "   6   8
  £ 51.15. 1

 

(p. 16)

1878 November   51.15. 1
16 - Paid Cab hire    "   1   "
Attending you and Mr Howell in very long conference on the Case and on the Evidence }  "   "   "
Instructions for consultation with Mr Serjeant Parry and Mr Petheram }  "   6   8
Fee to Mr Serjeant Parry and Clerk }  2   9   6
Attendance    "   6   8
Fee to Mr Petheram and Clerk    1   3   6
Attendance    "   6   8
Very long attendance on you - Engaged with you several hours }  "   "   "
Attending with you to consultation and attending consultation when Mr Serjeant Parry said the Trial of the Action must be postponed and he instructed me to write a Letter to Messrs Walker & Co that application would be made to appoint Monday week for the Trial and that they need not produce their Witnesses }  "  13  4
Paid Cab hire    "   3   6
Writing Messrs Walker & Co special letter that application would be made to postpone the Trial and fix Monday the 25th instant }  "   5   "
Clerk attending Messrs Walker therewith    "   6   8
Paid Cab hire    "   2   "
Instructions to answer Interrogatories    "   6   8
Instructions to Counsel to revise    "   "   "
Fee to Mr Petheram and Clerk    "   "   "
  £ 58. 6. 3

 

(p. 17)

1878 November   58. 6. 3
16. Attending him    "   "   "
Engrossing Answers to Interrogatories fo[lio]s 10 }  "   3   4
2 Subpoenas ad test    "  13  4
Paid for Stamps    "   5   "
Attending appointment at Chelsea for Defendant's Solicitors & to inspect Pictures }  "  13  4
Paid Cab hire & Omnibus    "   4   9
Drawing Brief for Counsel to try and postpone Trial on Monday and fix a day for Trial }  "  13  4
2 Copies with Correspondence for Counsel &c 26 each }  "  17  4
Fee to Mr Serjeant Parry with Brief and Clerk }  2   4   6
Attending him    "   6   8
Fee to Mr Petheram with Brief and Clerk }  1   3   6
Attending him    "   3   4
Instructions for and attending Mr Serjeant Parry appointing Consultation }  "   6   8
Fee to Serjeant Parry thereon    2   9   6
The like Mr Petheram    1   3   6
Attending him    "   6   8
Attending you late this (Saturday) Evening to be sworn }  "   6   8
Paid Oath    "   1   6
Paid Cab hire    "   2   6
Copy Answers to Interrogatories for Defendant's Solicitors fo[lio]s 10 }  "   3   4
  £ 70 14  6

 

(p. 18)

1878 November   70.14. 6
18 Attending to file Affidavit in answer to Interrogatories }  "   3   4
Paid filing    "   2   "
Notice of filing Copy and Service    "   4   "
Attending consultation at Westminster    "  13  4
Paid for Room    "   6   "
Attending Court Motion made and Cause ordered to be in the Paper for Trial on Monday next Self and Clerks }  "  13  4
Paid Cab hire    "   5   "
12 Attending you and you wished Counsel to go to your Studio }  "   "   "
Attending Mr Whistler's [studio?] to see the Portrait of Carlyle and to my Office }  "   "   "
Paid Cab hire    "   4   "
20 Attending you in very long conference }  "   "   "
Attending Mr Howell in long conference on Evidence he said he could give and the Evidence he suggested could be given by Messrs Leighton, Burton, Martin and Oswald Colnaghi[17] and other Witnesses }  "   "   "
Attending to 3 Copies of "London"    "   3   4
Paid for same    "   1   6
21 Copy Subpoena duces tecum for service on Mr George Allen[18] }  "   1   "
Service on Mr Geo. Allen at Orpington    "  10  "
Telegram to London that Subpoena served on Mr Allen and paid }  "   4   4
  £ 74. 5.  8

 

(p. 19)

1878 November   74. 5.  8
27 - Paid Railway fare &c    "   7   6
Paid Mr Allen conduct money    2   2   "
Attending you this Evening conferring on the Evidence of Her Majesty's Privy Purse or Mr Holmes[19] the Queen's Librarian at Windsor and also Mr Reid[20] at the British Museum }  "   "   "
Attending Mr Howell    "   "   "
Attending Mr Oswald Colnaghi taking very long particulars of Mr Colnaghi Evidence }  "   "   "
Very long attendance on you conferring on numerous Witnesses you wished to have subpoenaed }  "   "   "
22 - Writing Mr Rossetti[21] explaining the circumstances made which he was subpoenaed and with Extracts from his Criticism in the Academy of October 1877 Very special Letter }  "   "   "
Attending Mr Rossetti at Somerset House fully explaining to him the nature of the case and the Evidence he was required to give and he protested against being brought into Court in anyway [sic] }  "   "   "
Subpoena duces tecum    "   6   8
Paid Stamp    "   2   6
Copy for Service on Mr W M Rossetti }  "   1   "
Service thereof on Mr W M Rossetti }  "   5   "
  £ 77.10. 4

 

(p. 20)

1878 November    77.10. 4
22 Paid him conduct money      1   1   "
Further Notice to inspect Copy and Service }    "   7   6
The like to Admit      "   7   6
Duplicate Notice to Admit to Proof      "   2   "
The like to Produce      "   2   "
Omnibus to Messrs Walker Martineau & Co }    "   "   3
Clerk attending you at Chelsea      "   6   8
Paid Omnibus      "   1   "
Copy Subpoena for Service on Mr Boehm[22] }    "   1   "
Service thereof on Mr Boehm      "   5   "
Paid Railway fare and Cab hire      "   4   6
Further Brief to advise on Evidence      "  13  4
Fee to Mr Petheram and Clerk      2   4   6
Attending him      "   6   8
Attending Mr Serjeant Parry who desired to have his Brief by ½ past 10 tomorrow Morning and to have a consultation at ½ past 3 in the afternoon }    "   "   "
Instructions for Brief Innumerable attendances on you and on Artists, Painters, Picture Dealers, Art Critics, Engravers, Publishers and making numerous searches and extracts from the Works of Mr Ruskin and from innumerable papers and periodicals }  31  10  "
Drawing same fo[lio] 122      6   2   "
  £ 121. 5.  3

 

(p. 21)

1878 November   121. 5.  3
22 2 Copies for Counsel with Affidavits Correspondence &c [fo?] 192 each }    6   8   "
2 Copies Pleadings for Counsel      "   5   4
2 Copies Plaintiff's first Notice to Admit }    "   2   "
The like Plaintiff's first Notice to Produce }    "   2   "
The like Plaintiff's second Notice to Admit }    "   2   "
The like Plaintiff's second Notice to Produce }    "   2   "
The like Defendant's Notice to Admit      "   2   "
The like Defendant's Notice to produce      "   2   "
Numerous attendances this day on you[.] Mr Serjeant Parry and Mr Petheram wished to see the Pictures and it was arranged to have a view at your house this Afternoon }    "   "   "
Attending at your house with Mr Serjeant Parry and Mr Petheram }    "   "   "
Paid Cab hire for all Parties to your house and home }    "  10  "
23 Attending you almost the whole day conferring on Evidence and it appears that Mr Leighton refused to attend as he was going to be Knighted on Monday, Mr Burton also refused to attend and others and it now finally appeared that Mr Albert Moore[23] was the only Witness }             
  £ 129.  "  7

 

(p. 22)

1878 November   129.  "  7
who could be relied upon to attend and give Evidence in your favor it not being clear that Mr Rossetti would do so having heard that Mr Wills[24] had returned from Paris & determined to subpoena him }    "   "   "
23 Attending Mr Elden[25] in long conference with him on the Evidence he could give }    "   "   "
Fee to Mr Serjeant Parry with Brief }  33   "   "
Attending him      "  13  4
Fee to Mr Petheram with Brief and Clerk }  22   "   "
Attending him      "  13  4
Attending Mr Serjeant Parry appointing consultation }    "   6   8
Fee to Mr Sergeant Parry thereon and Clerk }    2   9   6
The latter Mr Petheram      1   3   6
Attending him      "   3   4
Copy Subpoena &c served on Mr Elden }    "   1   "
Service thereof on Mr Elden      "   5   "
Paid him Conduct money      1   1   "
Copy Subpoena duces tecum on Mr Urban Noseda[26] }    "   1   "
Served on Mr Noseda      "   5   "
Paid him Conduct money and for Carriage of Pictures }    2   1   "
Attending searching and found Cause not on List in Exchequer Court for Monday Morning }    "   6   8
  £ 193.10.11

 

(p. 23)

1878 November   193.10 11
23 - Subpoena ad test      "   6   8
Paid for Stamp      "   2   6
Attending inspecting Defendant's Documents }    "   6   8
Copy Subpoena for Service on Mr Algernon Graves[27] }    "   1   "
Service for Mr Algernon Graves      "   5   "
Send him Conduct money      1   1   "
Copy for Service on Mr W. G. Wills      "   1   "
Service of same on Mr Wills Fulham Road S.W. }    "   5   "
Paid him Conduct money      1   1   "
Copy Subpoena for Service on Mr Albert Moore }    "   1   "
Service of Subpoena on Mr Moore at Holland Lane, Kensington }    "   5   "
Paid him Conduct money      1   1   "
Copy Subpoena for Service on Mr Richard Josey[28] }    "   1   "
Service of Subpoena on Mr Richard Josey at Montague Villas, Askew Road Shepherd's Bush }    "   5   "
Paid him Conduct money      1   1   "
Copy Subpoena for Service on Mr James Tissot[29] }    "   1   "
Service of Subpoena on Mr James Tissot at 17 Grove End Road St John's Wood }    "   5   "
Paid him Conduct money      1   1   "
Copy Subpoena for service on Mr Charles A Howell }    "   1   "
Attending at Chaldon House, Putney Bridge but was unable to find Mr Howell }    "   "   "
  £ 201. 2. 9

 

(p. 24)

1878 November   201. 2. 9
23 - Copy Subpoena for service on Mr Martin Colnaghi }    "   1   "
Attending in the Haymarket but Mr Colnaghi was not to be found }    "   "   "
Copy Subpoena for Service on Mr Oswald B. Colnaghi }    "   1   "
Paid Railway Omnibus & Cab hire all day 'till 8 o'C at Night }    "   8   6
Drawing Telegram to Mr Allen that Cause on List for Trial on Monday Morning and requesting him to attend on his Subpoena and attending to transmit same and paid }    "   4   4
Attending Consultation at 3-30 when Mr Sergeant Parry requested me to look out Statements which were made in the Works of Mr Ruskin bearing on this Case }    "   "   "
24. Sunday    
Engaged the whole day and great part of the Night perusing and making Extracts from Mr Ruskin's Works and noting same and attending Mr Elden, Mr Whistler, Mr A Moore and Mr Wills }    "   "   "
25 - Attending Consultation at Westminster }    "  13  4
Paid for Room      "   6   "
Attending Court all day Cause first in List and part heard. Self and Managing Clerk and 2 Junior Clerks }    3   3   "
  £ 205.19.11

 

(p. 25)

1878 November 25   205.19.11
Paid Cab hire      "   6   6
Paid expenses      "   4   "
As requested by Mr Serjeant Parry instructions for and attending him appointing Consultation }    "   6   8
Fee to Serjeant Parry and Clerk thereon }    2   9   6
The like Mr Petheram      1   3   6
Attending him      "   3   4
26 - 2 Copies Notes of Evidence for Counsel fo[lio] 44 each }    1   9   4
Drawing further Brief to Counsel fo[lio] 10 }    "  10  "
2 Copies for Counsel fo[lio] 10 each      "   6   8
Refresher fee to Mr Serjeant Parry and Clerk }  16  10  "
Attending him      "  13  4
Refresher fee to Mr Petheram and Clerk }  11   "   "
Attending him      "  13  4
Attending at numerous places to hire Room to exhibit and ultimately hiring Room at the Westminster Hotel for the Pictures to be taken to }    "   "   "
Paid for Room      5   5   "
Attending Consultation      "  13  4
Paid Cab hire      "   3   "
Attending Court all day - Verdict for Plaintiff - Damages One farthing Self, Managing Clerk and 2 Junior Clerks }    3   3   "
Paid Cab hire      "   2   6
  £ 251. 2.11

 

(p. 26)

1878 November   251. 2.11
26 - Paid Expenses      1   5   7
Attending you and Mr Elden after the Verdict - Engaged 'till after 11 at Night }    "   "   "
Paid expenses      "  15  "
28 - Writing Mr Wills in reply with reference to his Evidence }    "   "   "
Writing you in reply      "   "   "
Attending a Gentleman from you and appointed Monday to confer on Subscription to pay Costs }    "   "   "
30 Writing you long and special Letter in reply setting forth the grounds on which I thought it was useless to Appeal }    "   "   "
Writing you further long report and reasons why the matter should be allowed to rest where it did 6 sides }    "   "   "
Attending to Poster      "   6   8
Paid for same      1   "   "
December - Paid for Papers about      1   "   "
Sittings Fees      "  15  "
'Extra letters[30] &c postages messengers & other incidental expenses not otherwise charged' }    5   5   "
  £ 261.10. 2

 

'This is my bill
J Anderson Rose
11 Salisbury Street Strand
14th December 1878'


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Notes:

1.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

2.  You v Ruskin
This relates to JW's libel suit against John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more]. The suit was in response to Ruskin's criticism of JW's works, especially Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170), in his periodical Fors Clavigera. On 2 July 1877 he accused JW of 'flinging a pot of paint in the public's face' in a review of the I Summer Exhibition of the Grosvenor Gallery, London. See Ruskin, John, 'Letter the Seventy-ninth' Fors Clavigera, 2 July 1877, pp. 181-213. The trial took place at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878.

3.  '31'
This may have formed part of the numerical sequence assigned by Rose to JW's legal papers in connection with his bankruptcy.

4.  Allen
George Allen (1832-1907), publisher and agent for John Ruskin [more].

5.  Mr. Davenport
John Marriott Davenport (1809-1882), solicitor [more].

6.  Mr Fisher
John Fisher, lawyer, of Fisher and Gatey, Windermere, Cumbria [more].

7.  Mr Gatey
George Gatey (b. ca 1849), lawyer [more].

8.  Mr. Pike
M. Warburton Pike (d. 1889), probably a lawyer at the Exchequer of Pleas Division of the High Court.

9.  Mr Serjt Parry
John Humffrey Parry (1816-1880), Sergeant-at-law [more].

10.  Mr Freeman
George Mallows Freeman (1850-1934), barrister [more].

11.  Dr George Parsons
Dr George Parsons (b. 1849), physician [more].

12.  List
JW exhibited seven oils at the 1st Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877 (cat. nos. 5, 6A, 6, 4, 8, 9 and one ex. cat). These were Nocturne in Blue and Silver (YMSM 113), Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 140) as 'Nocturne in Blue and Silver', Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Westminster Bridge (YMSM 145), Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170), Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181) as 'Harmony in Amber and Black', Arrangement in Brown (YMSM 182) and Arrangement in Black, No. 3: Sir Henry Irving as Philip II of Spain (YMSM 187). Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137), was exhibited in the entrance gallery (ex. cat.).

13.  Mr Petheram
William Comer Petheram (1835-1922), barrister [more].

14.  Mr Burton, Mr Poynter, Mr Leighton[,] Mr Howell and Mrs Noseday
Sir Frederick William Burton (1816-1900), painter and museum director [more]; Edward John Poynter (1836-1919), history and genre painter [more]; Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), painter and sculptor [more]; Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more]; and Mrs Jane Noseda (b. 1813 or 1814), print dealer [more].

15.  Mr Fulford
Robert Loveband Fulford (b. ca 1850), solicitor, of Walker, Martineau and Co. [more].

16.  Mr Bowen
Charles Synge Christopher Bowen (1835-1894), Counsel for John Ruskin [more].

17.  Martin and Oswald Colnaghi
Martin Enrico ('Henry') Luigi Gaetano Colnaghi (1821-1908), art dealer [more]; and Oswald Bernard Colnaghi (b. ca 1827), art dealer [more].

18.  Mr George Allen
George Allen (1832-1907), publisher and agent for John Ruskin [more].

19.  Mr Holmes
Richard Rivington Holmes (1835-1911), Librarian at Windsor Castle and Sergeant at Arms to Queen Victoria [more].

20.  Mr Reid
George William Reid (1819-1887), Curator, British Museum Print Room [more].

21.  Mr Rossetti
William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), civil servant and critic [more].

22.  Mr Boehm
Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-1890), sculptor [more].

23.  Mr Albert Moore
Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893), painter [more].

24.  Mr Wills
William Gorman Wills (1828-1891), playwright and painter [more].

25.  Mr Elden
Matthew Robinson Elden (1839-1885), artist [more].

26.  Mr Urban Noseda
Urban Noseda (ca 1854 - d.1909?), husband of Jane Noseda, print dealer [more].

27.  Mr Algernon Graves
Algernon Graves (1845-1922), of H. Graves and Co., print dealers [more].

28.  Mr Richard Josey
Richard Josey (1840-1906), reproductive engraver [more].

29.  Mr James Tissot
Jacques ('James') Joseph Tissot (1836-1902), painter and etcher [more].

30.  'Extra letters ... December 1878'
Written in the hand of J. A. Rose. The rest of the document is in the hand of a clerk.