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New York, 22, N.Y.

March 9, 1962

Dear Jerry: 

Upon my return from the Caribbean, I find your letter of March 5th with the splendid news of your appointment to the Jacksonville Museum. With my thanks for your lines, do accept my heartiest congratulations. 

This is really thrilling - for it will, if I may say so, take you out from what I believe must have been - at least for the past few years - a rather dull environment. You will thus start a new life with your wife and one which will bring you to New York more often, I assume and hope. 

It is good of you to to be already thinking of the Chinard for your new museum, but it will probably take a little time before you can put this across - though for a conservative museum such a work of art linked to history and with so impressive a pedigree should appeal to the trustees.

I plan to remain in New York, with the exception of a few short trips up to the middle of May and trust I may see you before then, and perhaps even with your friends the Lerners.

Again my congratulations and all good wishes,

Sincerely yours,
Germain Seligman

Mr. Joseph J. Dodge,
Cummer Gallery of Art
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville 4, Florida

^[[Sent to Hyde Collection Glens Falls, N.Y]]

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