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Mr. W.R. Coe.
Nov. 10 1921

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with Mrs. Coe and suggested that, owing to the importance of the scale in the placing of works of art, the base on which the Cupid is to be placed in the center of the pond ought to be not only carefully sketched, but proportionate to the setting. Therefor, I thought of Mr. Jacques Greber, the well known French landscape architect who landed in New York two or three days ago, who might, if the place in shown to him, make a suggestion for it.

As Mr. Greber, who is, as you probably know, Messrs. Mackay's, Widener's and Stotesbury's landscape architect, is only here for a very short time -  in fact I believe that he will sail back in a fortnight- I should like you to let me know your decision on the subject.
 
If I trouble you with such a lengthy letter, it is because I know that you are so busy that I hate to take up your time and that you might be able to read this letter at leisure.
 
It has been agreed with Mrs. Coe that I am to call you up at your office in order to make an appointment with you to come to our galleries at the beginning of next week.

With renewed thanks, pray believe me,

Yours sincerely,
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