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A.E. QUEST Telephone 
Harrison 4763
Cable Address

Chester H. Johnson Galleries
410 South Michigan Avenue
Second Floor Fine Arts Building 
Chicago, Ill.

May 9, 1933

My dear Trevor:
It was nice of you to write me promptly, which we appreciate. 
It is our desire to have paintings here by the twenty-second of the month. Perhaps it would be best if you would reply by return mail and send me a photograph of the Redon and the Segonzac, with sizes, price to us, and your retail on same, and if you can also send those of Chinnerys, this will be a big help. The client who asks for "     ", is a hand & close buyer.

Of course I am sure that you all must take into consideration that we expect the very lowest prices you can make. Our exhibition is to be a very important one, and will be properly advertised, so we even dare to hope some sales will be made. 

Please answer the above as quickly as possible.

As you know, Maurice Zachs was here and I took the trouble to show him some pictures belonging to some of our big collectors where we have sold some of the best ones.

One evening, while at Chauncy McCormick's home, Mr. McCormick, jokingly, said that I must get him another very fine Manet at a very low price some time (I have sold him one). While driving
Mr. Sachs to his hotel he told me of a Manet which was for sale in New York at the right price, and said he would send me photograph, net price, description, etc., etc., and wove quite a romantic tale, which I took with a grain of salt, and rightly so as Mr. McCormick, after the conclusion of a business conference with reference to the world's Fair Art Exhibition, told me of Mr. Sachs' action in having you send this photograph to him direct; and then Mr. McCormick told me of the reply he had written.

I feel I should write you of this because our clients always come to us about such letters and show us photographs, etc. It is needless for me to assure you that I am fully aware that you were not advised that Mr. Sachs had promised to send the photograph to me and not to my client.

Be sure to extend my greetings to the Seligmanns and with thanks to you for your letter and cooperate,

Yours sincerely, Chester Johnson

Jacques Seligmann & Co,.
Mr. Clyfford Trevor.
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