Viewing page 11 of 22

[[Left hand page written vertically]]

  If you should visit Newport you must be sure and let me know I would very much like to have you come and see me.  I have not yet seen your friends the Pumpellys I fancy they are about starting for Dublin, if they have not already gone. 

Very Sincerely yours, 
Samuel Colman

^[[Am. painter NA etc. 1832-1920 DAD]]

67/70 158/05-1-71

Sam Colman

[[Right hand side of page written horizontally]]

Newport, June 11th 1892 - My dear Mrs Thayer, 

    We have just returned from Mexico and I found your letter awaiting me. This will account for the delay in my answer to it.
    I should be most proud and delighted to be able to give you any points in regard to absorbent canvas, but like you, "all my Experiments have been [[strikeout]] of [[/strikeout]] too unsystematically carried on" to be of any service to you. 
     For years most of my studies from nature were made on absorbent canvas and I have never had any trouble with varnishing, or cracking.
     I found that having the canvas colored a dark brownish grey was
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.