The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11979
Date: 17 June 1867
Author: Anna Matilda Whistler[1]
Place: London
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 21
Document Type: MsDd[2]

This is the last Will & Testament of me Anna Matilda Whistler at the day of the date hereof residing at of No. 2 Lindsey Row Chelsea in the Co[unt]y of Midd[les]ex in England Widow I devise & bequeath all the real & personal est[at]e to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease unto my Sons James Abbott McNiell [sic] Whistler & William Gibbs McNiell [sic] Whistler[3] absolutely share & share alike And I appoint the s[ai]d Jas Abbott McNeill Whistler & Wm Gibbs McNeill Whistler Ex[ecut]ors of this my will hereby revoking all other Testamentary Writings In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand this 17th day of June in the year of Our Lord 1867. Signed by the sd Anna Matilda Whisler Whistler

Anna Matilda Whistler

[p. 2] the the sd Testatrix as her last Will & Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses

Lawson Jas McCreary[4]
Rob Reginald Western[5]
Clerks to Mr Jas Anderson Rose
11 Salisbury Street Strand

[p. 3] Dated 17 June 1867

Will of
Mrs A M Whistler

This will is in the rear safe basement And was got out and shewn to Dr Whistler 22 Jany 1873

J Anderson Rose
11 Salisbury St

[on left of page:] Mrs Whistler
Thos. Boyd[6] Esqre
Fulham Place
Higher Broughton
till Friday noon -

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1.  Anna Matilda Whistler
Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more]; she was staying with JW.

2.  MsDd
This draft of Anna Whistler's will was prepared by James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more]. On 14 June 1867 she had written to Rose requesting 'a sort of temporary will' to be drafted before she began travelling (see #12216).

3.  James Abbott McNiell [sic] Whistler & William Gibbs McNiell [sic] Whistler
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), artist [more], and William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more].

4.  Lawson Jas McCreary
Lawson James McCreary, clerk to the solicitor, J. A. Rose [more]. Signed in his hand.

5.  Rob Reginald Western
Robert Reginald Western (b. 1843), legal clerk to James Anderson Rose [more]. Signed in his hand.

6.  Thos. Boyd
Thomas Boyd, merchant.