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Catalog Number KSc032721
Collection NY Historical Society
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1841/02/09
Scope & Content New York, Feby 9th, 1841
Dear Sir,
Pardon me for intruding upon you in your affliction. I trust you will not suspect me of any want of sympathy for you in the loss of a favorite brother. I was taken by surprise by seeing his death in the papers-it was another warning that life is uncertain. One of the firm of Rawdon Wright Co called on me today to get your "Nooning" to engrave for the "Token," to be published in Boston, the landscape part to be done by Smith, the other part by one of them- I declined upon the ground that the copyright belonged to you and I would not consent to have it engraved unless it could be done to your satisfaction, and that you could receive a suitable compensation for the right. At some time I promised to write to you upon the subject- If you wish to have it
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engraved I do not know that I should object, but it would go against my feelings to have it done without compensation to you. Please write me what your feelings are upon the subject-I would not allow it to go out of the city at any rate.
It is a long time since I heard from you, what are you about? How comes on that said picture for me? Why dont you come and see us Gothamites now and then? I recd a letter from Durand yesterday, he was at Rome, was well, in good spirits and desired to be remembered to all his friends artists &c. It has been a dull winter in the way of pictures- I hope to see a good exhibition this spring, and look to you for your share.
Yours Truly
Jonth. Sturges