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July 24th. 1909

Dear Colonel Hecker,

Your letter of July 7th and telegram "Strathroq, Skyesh", were both received at Naples.  Many thanks for all of your kindness.

After Berlin, I visited Dresden, Milan, Rome and Naples in order mentioned.  In the first three cities named, I visited galleries and private collections, but at Naples aside from a couple of hours spent at old St. Martino I

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