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January 22, 1979
East Point
Ellen, John Paul Driscoll's catalogue of the two Kensett-Colyer albums exposition, last year, at Penn State's Museum and in the originating Babcock Galleries in Manhattan addresses the attributions of Kensett's drawings with caution similar to yours. He seemed to be indicating that only several certainly creditable drawings existed outside of the contents of the albums. (Finally, Driscoll credited all of the Detroit Institute's "Kensetts" to Casilear.) That was another inducement of my purchases.  I sensed fortunate indeed to have decided to start the collection seriously just as such prime material was available to me. By the way, my foundation friends have authorized me to purchase seven additional drawings.  Our plans have expanded to a large Museum of the Hudson Highlands, most importantly dedicated to the history of my arts along with the drawing collection of Hudson River Valley artists.  These nice folks want me to become an artist-curator of sorts.  I'm flattered by the offer. I've accepted the dual responsibility. Negotiations have begun for the acquisition of a building near the river on a grand site. Within two weeks, I should know much more about the possible property purchase. If all goes reasonably well, the non-museum (I'm uncomfortable with the standard sense of a museum), should be 
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