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November 12th, 1937

Dear Mr. Stendahl:

I don't know how to apologize for a complete mix-up which has happened here and for which it is difficult to blame any one particular party.

I had given instructions immediately after your visit here some weeks ago to have the pictures which you selected shipped to California.  It seems that at the same time we had many shipments coming in from Europe and other things that were being packed and shipped as well for out of town.  In the confusion of all this, there was a slip-up in the shipment destined for you, and to my amazement I only found out yesterday that the pictures you selected were still in the building.

As long as there has been this great delay, I thought perhaps it would be wiser for me to write you immediately by airmail to find out if you will want the pictures for the clients you had in mind, namely the two Braques, the Van Loo portrait and the Levitsky portrait.  Will you be good enough to reply by airmail whether you still want these pictures, and I will rush them out to you by express.

At the same time, do you still want a photograph of the Modigliani, "Nude"?

As soon as I have word from you I will get after these things and also send you photographs of certain of our tapestries, with sizes, prices, etc.

With my renewed apologies for the unfortunate delay, and looking forward to hearing from you, I am

Yours very sincerely,

(Robert M. Levy)

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Earl Stendahl, Esq.
3006 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
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