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September 28th, 1937

Dear Tommy:

I am indeed sorry to have missed you the other day when you came to the gallery, and I deplore my absence in Paris when you were there.

All of this for several reasons, chief of which is that it has been literally ten years, I think, since I last saw you, (we must both be getting very old in order to look back that far) and I should so much like to see you again after all these years.

Secondly, I had only been married a year when my wife, in a moment of weakness, describing her lurid past, mentioned your name and I then found out that you had been the cause of a slightly weakened heart condition at one time.

Lastly, due to the fact that I was neither here nor in Paris when you came in, I was deprived of the pleasure of showing you some of our very choice pictures, and, what's more important, of selling them to you.

However, I shall hope for better luck next time, and in any case, have placed your name on our mailing list so that you will be posted from time to time of our various activities and exhibitions.

I understand that you are most interested in French 19th and 20th century paintings. In addition to this, if you could give me an idea of what you would particularly like to add to your collection, I will let you know when anything very special comes in.

In any case, do let me hear from you, and I look forward very much to seeing you on your next visit to New York.

With best wishes, I am


(Robert M. Levy)

Thomas Adler, Esq.
Box 338
Lockland, Ohio
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