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System Number: 02385
Date: 4 May 1881
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Messrs Jackson and Graham[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler J6
Document Type: ALS[2]


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

Messrs Jackson & Graham -

Gentlemen -

I am still unable to live[3] in my rooms in Tite Street, - and I beg most distinctly to point out to you that the Quarters for which I am supposed to be paying rent are uninhabitable -

There is not a single grate in it's [sic] place - and the workmen[4] told me yesterday of certain [p. 2] hesitation as to continuing the coloring of the rooms according to my directions until further orders from yourselves -

I am Gentlemen
Very truly yours

J A McN. Whistler

28 Wimpole Street[5]

Wednesday May 4. 1881


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Notes:

1.  Messrs Jackson and Graham
Estate agents and surveyors. The firm was located at 30-38 Oxford Street.

2.  ALS
Written at right-angles to printed address.

3.  unable to live
JW had signed the lease for a studio and rooms at 13 Tite Street on 22 March (#02381).

4.  workmen
Possibly including Shepherd, building foreman at JW's Tite Street Studio, 1881.

5.  28 Wimpole Street
Home of William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more].