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Catalog Number KSa031379
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1861 c.
Scope & Content Stony Brook, April 26th, 1861
My dear Sir, I think of having the height of the (three) windows from the floor three feet (36 in)-instead of 2 feet 10 inches. it will serve to make my light higher.
The exact width between windows I have not fully determined upon, therefore, you will please notify me for their position, it is to me the most important part of the studio. Do not forget the height from floor to roof (or rafters), seven feet eight inches in the clear. I forgot to mention the thickness of the floor.
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I presume you will have it about an inch thick. As regards getting in and out of the car, you might continue a step out of the tongue or on or over it.
The sky light we can let down by a cord part of the way-instead of side ways, thus [sketch] so as to let in cool air during hot weather if it is to be had.
Your genius I believe will (comprehend the whole) make it all right.
Washington City is better guarded today. Peace and Union forever.
I hope my health is better to day. Give my regards to Mr. Skinner.
Yours truly
Wm. S. Mount
P.S. Please answer that you have received this note. Have the door as high as the windows.

[Memorandum by Mount at the bottom of his copy:] SEE 77.22.378-js 272

Curvature-two inches.
Length of curve, seven feet two inches.
The bar of iron laps on at each end, 3/4 of an inch.


2 bars of iron, 1 3/8 by 3/8 thick.
Credit line Bequest of Ward Melville, 1977.