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November 6th 1922

Mrs. Cornelia B. Sage Quinton
Albright Gallery
Buffalo, N.Y.

My dear friend,-

Before coming to the business end of this letter, let me tell you that I was quite disappointed to hear in Paris at the time, that you had left without having seen you again. I was contemplating a little party with you and your very dear husband, and when, on inquiring, I was told that you had left for good, I felt quite grieved.

The aim of these lines is to make you a proposal, which I would like you to consider as [[underlined]]confidential[[/underlined]], anyway for the time being, as I do not want to create any jealousy and have museum directors tell me that I am doing things for you that I refuse to do for other people.

We all know the great efforts you make in order to develop your Museum and to give it a great activity, and we had in the past numerous conversations on the subject. To-day I thought that I had a special opportunity of being agreeable to you by letting you have the tapestries which we exhibited at the San Francisco Tapestry Exhibition, which as you know of course, was a very great success. We had sent them one of the finest 15th century tapestries known, one of the finest 18th century tapestries known, a very splendid tapestry of the 17th century, and a series of four tapestries after the cartoons of Van der Meulen, of the most splendid decorative effect.

You know how particular my father is, I ought even to say how he objects to
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