December 17, 1929.
My dear Mrs. Force:
That was a rare visit I had with you last week -- I don't know when I have seen a more charming apartment or when I have met with more gracious hospitality or cooperation more generously extended. Also you have quite opened my eyes to some new values in American art. The new scheme for distilling the American flavor in a specialized museum is an inspired idea and I know it will meet with the success it deserves.
I am enclosing a list of paintings which I hope we can have for the American Exhibition for Sweden. Will you consider this a formal request for them? I recall your generous suggestion as to the insurance. I am sure that the Foundation will need all the assistance it can get as I'm making this show as good as I how and not paying much attention to cost. On the blanks which will come to you shortly there will be space for any remarks about insurance, and there may be indicated any special information with regard to individual insurance arrangements. Also the proper titles and artists' names.
We are still short a few important men: Homer, Whistler, Homer Martin being among them. Mr. Fox of Brooklyn tells me that Mr. Jacques Whitney possesses a Whistler of the sort we should covet. Is there any suggestion which you could give me that would enable me to approach Mr. Whitney in this connection?
You will be interested to know that on the strength of her Columbus momment [sic] at Palos and of certain features of her War Memorial at Springfield, which you have brought to my attention, Mrs. Whitney's name has gone before the Commission for the Worcester War Memorial.
With kind regards, I am,
George William Eggers,
Mrs. Juliana R. Force
Whitney Studio Gallery
8 West 8th Street
New York, New York.
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