Documents associated with: furniture, pagoda cabinet
Record 6 of 9
System Number: 00152
Date: 6 March 1879
Author: Theodore Allingham
Recipient: Sydney Morse
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler A151
Document Type: Lc
55 Old Broad Street.
Mar. 6. 1879
In reply to yours of the 4th instant I am unexpectedly called to Glasgow and shall not return until Saturday. I do not at this moment remember the name * of the person Mr Howell gave me who has the repair of the Cabinet in hand but I will get it from him and forward it to you - I think it much better that you should apply for it than anyone else.
p. E. F.
Sydney Morse Esq
Written in another hand, in pencil.
4. 4th instant
Added in pencil. This presumably links to the text added in the left margin (see below).
A Chinese 'pagoda' cabinet sold by JW to Morse, which became the subject of a protracted wrangle between JW, Morse and Howell. It turned out that Howell, the agent in the sale, pawned the 'headpiece' of the cabinet whilst claiming it was in for repair. JW published his version of events in Whistler, James McNeill, Correspondence. Paddon Papers. The Owl and the Cabinet, London, . See S. Morse to T. F. Allingham, 16 September 1878 (#00145) and Allingham's replies, 18 and 19 September 1878 (#00149, #00150). The complete cabinet is now at Leighton House Museum, London.
8. When ... S M
Written by Morse in left margin.