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6 East 56th STREET




August thirteenth 1920.

Mons. Eugene Glaenzer,
57 Rue St. Dominique,
Paris, France.

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Dear Glaenzer:

I have been detained again as I was to sail on the "Imperator" and I had the pleasure of losing the full value of my ticket which I could not sell but that is really nothing to the enormous deal I have on. I have completed part of it and hope to clinch the rest within a few days. It is with one of Duveen Brothers' star clients and you will be delighted with it when I tell you about it.

I am coming over if I can do nothing else but take the next boat back, so you will surely see me before long. I know you will be happy to learn I have done an enormous business within the last six weeks; in fact it will total over a million dollars so you see it has been worth my while to continually postpone my trips and stay here.

I have done a little business with T.B. Walker who has known you for many years. It occurred to me he may be interested in your paintings, so I took him to the galleries and Yucker exhibited them to nice advantage. He brought a restorer along with him by the name of Piccetto who is his great advisor. This fellow needs a little lubricating and I will look after him for you. I thought perhaps Walker could be induced to buy the whole collection and he seemed favorably impressed. What you would have been amused at very much is that we were just outside the entrance door in the glass enclosed vestibule when he thought one end of the glass was empty and before he walked in he relieved himself of a big chew of tobacco so he spat right into the glass. Your fellow was for five minutes cleaning the glass. He is somewhere around 80 or 85 and after he got through looking over the pictures he fell asleep for about ten minutes, much to everyone's amusement. After that he looked at some majolics and I am sure he will get a few pieces. The Daveens may not like it as they are trying to unload on him a lot of rubbish.
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