|Collection||NY Historical Society|
|Dates of Creation||1857/04/14|
|Scope & Content||
Stony Brook. April 14th. 1857
My dear Sir.
I desire to know If I can adopt the ordinary (The Italian) form of concave sides. and f-holes, which has been in use at least one hundred and fifty years-to my hollow back violin, patented June 1st 1852. or any form of sound holes to the sound board that I fancy will give more of an ornamental look to my instrument.
My portrait and picture painting prevents my experimenting much with my violin. If you grant my request- please record it with my letters Patent. I will thank you also to give me your opinion and name the expense attending it.
Yours very truly,
Wm. S. Mount