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System Number: 05896
Date: 5 July 1889
Author: Upton and Britton[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler U25
Document Type: ALS


UPTON & BRITTON,
SOLICITORS.

51, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS,
LONDON, W. C.

5th July 1889.

Sir,

As you have taken no notice of our last letter to you of the 31st May[2] last we beg to inform you that unless we hear from you by Wednesday next that you are prepared to come to some amicable arrangement with our Client Sir Henry Meux[3] regarding the unfinished Portrait[4] of Lady Meux[5] for which you have been paid our instructions are to commence legal proceedings against you without further Notice.

Yours faithfully.

Upton & Britton

Mr. J. Mc. Whistler
13. Tite Street
Chelsea.


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Notes:

1.  Upton and Britton
Edward Upton (b. ca 1855), partner in Upton and Britton, Solicitors [more]. A copy of this letter, by Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more], is #03548.

2.  letter to you of the 31st May
#05895.

3.  Sir Henry Meux
Sir Henry Bruce Meux (1857-1900), 3rd Baronet, brewer and patron [more].

4.  Portrait
Probably Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs (YMSM 230).

5.  Lady Meux
Lady Valerie Susan ('Susie') Meux (1847-1910), née Langdon, collector and patroness [more].