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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06150
Date: 2 November 1877
Author: George and William Webb[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W147
Document Type: ALS


GEO. & WM WEBB.
11, AUSTIN FRIARS, OLD BROAD STREET,
LONDON,
E. C.

2nd Novr 1877.

Dear Sir,

When you come to see us on Monday please bring with you the Building Agreement which you hold from the Metropolitan Board of Works[2] as this will form the basis of your security.

Yours truly.

Geo & Wm Webb

pp [A. D.?]

J. N. [sic] Whistler. Esqre
96 Cheyne Walk.
Chelsea. S. W.


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Notes:

1.  George and William Webb
Lawyers involved in negotiating JW's funding and mortgage for his new house and studio, the White House in Tite, Street, Chelsea.

2.  Metropolitan Board of Works
The Metropolitan Board of Works objected to the simplicity of the facade of the White House, designed by Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more]. They withheld the lease until additional, and expensive, decorative details were added.