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4657 Maryland Avenue. Saint Louis 8, Missouri. Forest 1-3000

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Mr. Germain Seligman
Jacques Seligmann Co. Inc.
5 East 57th Street
New York, N.Y.

Dear Mr. Seligman,

I do hope that you received an announcement of our Swedish show last week, with a small card enclosed saying that the new Gallery Director was none other than the former Sally Bixby of Jacques Seligmann, Inc. !

It is simply wonderful to be back in the gallery world again - the only real headache I have encountered so far is CUSTOMS. After many cables for the correct documents on the Swedish show, I am once again embroiled in getting a bond, etc. for our next show, which is what is going on in the printmaking world in Paris, chosen especially for us by Stanley W. Hayter. (I thought this would be especially interesting in connection with the American print show which is making the rounds of the museums and is now at our city Art Museum.)

I am very anxious to get together a sort of Great Drawings through the Centuries show for early spring. So far I have lined up some Lachaise drawings and several from David Smith, and I would be very grateful if you would be interested in sending some on consignment. (We have borrowed several things from Knoedlers in the past - in other words we are ESTABLISHED) If you have some you feel you could spare, please send me photographs and all the information on them.

Very best regards to Mrs. Seligman, Mrs. Parker, Jack, Mr. Porjes, Mlle. Jean and Betty Morrison,

Yours truly,
^[[Sally Bixby Defty]]

P.S. Gertrude Lenhart (now Mrs. William Bernoudy) is living here and a real sparkplug in the art world.
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