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Catalog Number KSc032509
Collection NY Historical Society
Object Name Letter
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