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J M Barrie to T L Gilmour - 1896


Letter from J M Barrie to T L Gilmour, 19 February 1896.


My dr. Gilmour

I meant to consult you about this last night. The fiends of the income tax are on me for what I am liable for. Do I pay income tax to them therefore from the year when I had a banking account (beyond that I don’t know what my income was and don’t want to know), or is there a limit of years beyond which they can’t claim arrears?

Yours ever, Barrie Barnato

And what is this abt. taking the average for 3 years? Shd. each year be calculated that way, and if so how if the years before I had a banking account come into the calculation? Then how shd. I calculate ’90 which was the year I began to bank?

[Frorn 1885 until 1888, when Gilmour married, he and Barrie shared London chambers, Until 1890 Barrie had no banking-account, Gilmour acting as his informal banker.]

{Taken from “The Letters of J M Barrie”, edited by Viola Meynell, Peter Davies Publishing, 1942}


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