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other committee.  If not, he should see that good selections are made for the retrospective Exhibit. It seems to me that very little progress has been made toward getting together this collection and the time is short. I need definition information on [[?]] the space at our disposal - as to how much sight line etc. Would it not be well to get the Collection together somewhere in N.Y. before sending it to Chicago?
In my judgment the Berkeley [[Imident ?]] is too large and fills too much valuable space 
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for its merit.  I enclose a photograph I found on my table of a very good [[?]], but I cannnot say who sent it to me.  Col [[Loring ?]] mentions one obtainable in the list he sent you.
I am afraid unless the retrospective exhibition is pushed more vigorously that it will make a poor show. An insignificant collection would be worse than none at all. I was surprised to learn that Mr. Hart had only secured six pictures for it. In my judgement the stress should be laid upon obtaining the works of those I have
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