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                                                  November 22nd 1922

Colonel  Wm. B. Thompson
1051 North Broadway
Yonkers, N.Y.

Dear Sir,-
           I have heard quite often of your beautiful collection, and even in
Paris I was told of the beautiful things that you have been collecting in the
past few years.

           I hear that not only you have gathered works of art and pictures of
great monetary value, but that you also have the finest collection of precious
stones and diamonds in the world.

           You have certainly heard of our name in connection with the big col-
lections of America, such as that of the late J. Pierpont Morgan, Frick, Altman,
etc. where our senior partner, Mr. Jacques Seligmann, was always called in as
an expert.

           Could you give me the great treat of allowing me to call on you some
time, I hope in the near future, and visit with you your beautiful collection?-
As we are very busy, I would suggest calling on you some Sunday if agreeable to you.

           I will take the liberty to call you up to find out what day and time
would suitable to you, and looking forward to making the acquaintance of
such a great art amateur as you are, pray believe me,
                                                          Yours sincerely,
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