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(22), Sept. 13th, 1943

(Original by Air - Copy by Steamer)


We have been in correspondence with Messrs. Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle of 63 Wall Street, who represent you in this country, and we understand from them that you are not willing for the time being to part with the "paintings now located in this country for safekeeping".

As two of our very wealthy clients recently evidenced interest in some of the paintings that Sir Frederick Cook owned and since such an opportunity might not present itself again in the near future, we should like to know if by any chance you would be willing to dispose of any of the paintings which are still in England.

Should that be the case, would you kindly let us know which they are by referring to the number in the catalogue published in London by William Heinemann, MDCCCCXIII, edited by Herbert Cook, M.A., F.S.A., which we have here at our galleries, and also what prices you have in mind.

Thanking you beforehand for your answer,

Very sincerely yours,

(Georges E. Seligmann)

To The Executors of the Estate of
Sir Frederick Cook, Bt.
Doughty House, Richmond, England

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