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[[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
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