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[[image - seal]] George Washington Memorial Library Founded as a bi-national institution in 1932 Stuttgart, Germany, June 15, 1953 Charlottenplatz 17 Mr. Germain Seligman c/o The Bond Wheelwright Company 145 East 63rd Street New York 21, N.Y. Dear Mr. Seligman: In the course of our work we recently read a very favorable review of your book entitled "Oh! Fickle Taste or Objectivity in Art". Being convinced that this book would be of great value to our Library, we are very eager to get it. The George Washington Memorial Library at Stuttgart was founded to commemorate Washington's 200th birthday. After having been destroyed during an air raid in 1944, it has been officially reopened in 1951. We endeavour to make it a reservoir of knowledge about the United States. Thus we specialize, more than any other library in Germany we know of, in books, periodicals and other publications dealing with American history, geography, biography, politics, economics, natural sciences, philosophy, art, literature, fiction, and other aspects of the American scene. The books and periodicals our Library has accumulated up to now were for the greatest part donated to us by American authors, editors, publishers, libraries, institutes, etc. They are at the disposal of everybody regardless of nationality, race or religion. No fees are charged, the objective of the Library being to promote the understanding of American thought and the American way of life. Since up to now we are not endowed with funds enabling us to acquire books or other publications, we beg you to assist us in our work by sending us a free copy of your book "Oh! Fickle Taste or Objectivity in Art". Our interest in your work will continue to be keep, whether or no you will find it possible to comply with our request. Yours very truly, (Prof. Dr. P. Gehring) In Deutschland als gemeinnutzig and wissenschaftlich anerkannte Stiftung de burgerlichen Rechts Telefon 97403 Postscheckkonto Stuttgart Nr. 10094 suddeutsche Bank AG. Stuttgart
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