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System Number: 12180
Date: 23 March 1875
Author: John Perry Godfrey[1]
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection
Document Type: MsD[3]


In the Exchequer of Pleas[4]

Griffith v Whistler
Further and better particulars of the Plaintiff's claim[5]

Messrs. Rose & Thomas
11 Salisbury Street
Strand
W. C.

J Perry Godfrey
6 South Square
Grays Inn
Plaintiff's Attorney

In the Exchequer of Pleas

Between - Edward Clifton Griffith
Plaintiff
and
James A MacNeill Whistler
Defendant

The following are the further and better particulars of the Plaintiff's claim delivered pursuant to the Order[6] of Master Butler dated the 17th day of March 1875

1875
Jany 25th to washing off ceiling painting stained parts with Oil color preparing ceiling and distempering grey, cleaning old paint off glass in skylight and obscuring glass as before, cleaning and rubbing down all wood work in skylight, painting in with oil color in three shades as per Order - -

Walls Washing and cleaning off old distemper color, stopping walls with Parian Plaster straining calico over large window & glueing down edges repairing other parts of walls with calico, lining part of sloping ceiling and calico, preparing walls for paper, putting up 18 ft of new moulding between end wall and ceiling, preparing wood work and cross battens and painting to match paper - Green - Hanging green paper on upper part of walls and between battens, preparing staircase andwood work leading to same and painting the same with two coats of brown lake, arranging (fol. 2) cleaning and brushing old Claret cloth sewing and tacking up the same on Dado as per order -

Small Room Cleaning paint work and painting with two coats of green to match paper, washing off distemperd walls and stopping and preparing walls for paper hanger, hanging green paper on walls, scrubbing floors, and cleaning all windows outside and inside -

Time Week ending Jan.y 30th 1875    
  1st man 56 hours @ 10 ½d per hour     2 9 0
  2nd man 56     do            do     2 9 0
  3rd man 56     do            do     2 9 0
  1 Assistant 6 days @ 4/- per day     1 4 0
  1 labr 6 hours @ 6d per hour        3 0
Time Week ending Feby 6th 1875    
  1st Man 54 hours @ 10½d per hour     2 7 3
  2nd man 50 hours @ 10½d per hour     2 3 9
  3rd Man 50     do            do     2 3 9
  1 Assistant 3 days @ 4/- per day      12 0
  1 Woman sewing cloth and cleaning }  
  40 hours @ 5d per hour }    16 8
  Lab[oure]r carting scaffolding 8 hours @ 6d per hour        4 0
      17 1 5
Materials      
  Gilders whitening        4 6
  2 Firkins size 2/6 each        5 0
  White Lead Oil Turps and Dryers     1 2 6
  Stainers, Lake Crome &c. 3/6 - 8/9 - 2/6      14 9
  18ft of O. G. Moulding        2 0
  White Calico        2 8
  Soap, Soda and Sundries        2 0
  Cartage of scaffolding and plant 3 }  
  journeys, 6 hours 1/3 }      7 6
(fol.[ 3])      
  To Hanging 30 pieces of Paper @ 2/6     3 15 0
  Paid Blind Maker for repairs to Blinds }  
  &c. &c. }    6 0 0
    £ 29 17 3

 

Dated this 23rd day of March 1875

Yours &c.

J Percy Godfrey

6 South Square
Grays Inn

Plaintiff's Attorney

To
Messrs Rose & Thomas}
11 Salisbury Street}
Strand W. C.}
Defendant' Attorneys or Agents}


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Notes:

1.  John Perry Godfrey
John Perry Godfrey (b. 1832), solicitor for E. C. Griffith [more].

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

3.  MsD
'86' written in another hand at top left corner of p. 1.

4.  Exchequer of Pleas
The Exchequer of Pleas Division of the High Court.

5.  claim
A reference to JW's dispute with Capt. Edward Clifton Griffith, gallery landlord [more] over the Flemish Gallery which JW had leased from Griffith for a year in January 1874 in order to show his works (Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, Pall Mall, London, 1874). On 29 January 1875, whilst JW was in Liverpool, Griffith took legal proceedings against him, claiming back rent and costs of repair to the gallery (E. C. Griffith to JW, #12140). See also other correspondence between JW and E. C. Griffith between 20 and 30 January 1875 (#01603, #11441, #11442, #11444, #11445, #12145, #12148, #12154, #12165)

6.  Order
See Exchequer of Pleas to J. P. Godfrey, #12179.