The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04664
Date: 26 May 1896
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: William Webb[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P304
Document Type: MsDS

Know all men by these Presents that I James McNeill Whistler of St Judes Heath End Hampstead in the County of Middlesex do hereby appoint make constitute and declare Rosalind Phillip[2] [sic] of 36 Tite Street Chelsea in the County of Middlesex Spinster to be my Ward And I do hereby undertake and agree to act as Guardian to her and during the time that she shall reside at my house to maintain allow to and provide for her with such proper maintenance and allowances as may befit her position as my Ward In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty sixth day of May - 1896

James McNeill Whistler

Signed sealed and delivered by the above named James McNeill Whistler in the presence of

William Webb[3]

39 New Broad Street

[on right, red wax seal]

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1.  William Webb
William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more]. See also JW's letter to Webb, #06228, and R. B. Philip's signed declaration, #04665.

2.  Rosalind Phillip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].