William Allerton - Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from Newton, Massachusetts with Response, 4 February 1920

William Allerton (active 19th - early 20h century)

Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from Newton, Massachusetts with Response, 4 February 1920

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Object details

Accession number

ARC.002853

Language

English

Marks

Response inscribed in pencil in Morris Carter's hand (verso): Mrs. G has read your letter / this morning + finds in it only / what you have told her / many times before. She would / like tou to undertake at once / what is necessary for such / paintings as need it, and / make the list that you are / talking about so soon as / possible so that it may be acted / on at once. Mrs. Gardner is / not well enough to repeat everything many times.


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Commentary

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