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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13746
Date: 15 January 1879
Author: A. Lasenby Liberty and Co.[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Theodore Frederick Allingham[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS


DIRECT CORRESPONDENTS IN PERSIA, INDIA, CHINA AND JAPAN.
[engraving of birds]

A. LASENBY LIBERTY & CO.
218, REGENT STREET. W.
WHOLESALE - 7. ARGYLE STREET. W.

Jany 15th 1879

Sir,

James A. Whistler

We were advised my by Mr Whistler and yourself that by placing our claims in your hands they would more quickly be settled. We did [p. 2] so as far as sending in the Claims at your request: but we must say that the result has been the reverse[3] of promise[.] Will you let us know why this is and whether we had better look after ourselves again -

Your obedient servants

A. Lasenby Liberty & Co

Thomas [sic] Allingham Esq


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Notes:

1.  A. Lasenby Liberty and Co.
Arthur Lasenby Liberty (1843-1917), designer, founder of Liberty and Co. [more], traders in Japanese, Chinese and Indian artefacts. Other documents relating to JW's outstanding debt owed to Liberty may be found at #08962, 13745, 13745.

2.  Theodore Frederick Allingham
Theodore Frederick Allingham (b. 1845), solicitor [more]. Allingham had been in the process of handing over JW's financial matters to James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more]. JW was declared bankrupt on 6 May 1879.

3.  reverse
Double underlined, as is the word 'why' below.