Documents associated with: costume, dress
Record 6 of 17
System Number: 12702
Date: June 1886
Author: Rimell and Allsop
Recipient: Walter Dowdeswell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: PD/Ms
Walter Dowdeswell Esqre
BOUGHT OF RIMELL & ALLSOP,
MANY YEARS WITH
ALFRED WEBB MILES & COMPY.
TAILORS & TROUSERS MAKERS.
54, NEW BOND STREET,
9 DOORS SOUTH OF BROOK STREET,
LADIES' RIDING HABITS, & C.
YOUNG GENTLEMENS' CLOTHES
SPECIALITÉ FOR SERVANTS LIVERIES.
A REGISTER KEPT OF LIVERY SERVANTS REQUIRING SITUATIONS.
TERMS:- CASH ON OR BEFORE DELIVERY.
1886 March 9 pair Fancy Black Angola Trousers 1 1 " extra pockets 2 " May 21 Black [Admiral?] Anglesea Suit 3 3 " extra pockets to Trousers 2 White Imperial Drill Vest 12 6 For Hall Porter .x. March 22 Yellow Cashmere Vest. 16 . .x. £ 5 16 6
'x. For Cox's uniform for Whistlers arrangement in Brown & Gold'
This relates to JW's exhibition 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886. JW required that the dress of the attendants and waitresses should harmonise with the brown and gold decorative scheme that he had devised for the gallery. See description in the Truth, 6 May 1886.
3. x. For
Remainder of text in JW's hand.