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Bill Deknatel
25 East Jackson Blvd.
Chicago 4

Dear Dek: You are a good boy and inclined to help - but what we need is a grand old high-class instrument a virtuoso could sit down to and not complain - one of the good old prewar instruments of the great line. A concert grand.

I guess Dorothy didn't quite understand.

We would pay up to a thousand for it but part of it would have to be a gift  - deductible from income tax. We are a "Foundation" you know?

Best to Jerry and daughter,


Frank Lloyd Wright

February 14th, 1950
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