Windsor, Vermont: "February 15th"
1 p. pen and ink on personal stationery. 4to (11 x 8-1/2 inches). Creased from prior folding, two binder holes on left margin, small printed biographical resumé pasted to lower margin, some faint toning. Item #311424
Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) humorously declines an invention, pleading poverty and overwork. Reading in part: "You must be crazy — don't you know that the 28th is the night of the annual chicken-pie social? Even if it wasn't, me dear boy, I fear I couldn't do it. I'm up to my ears in work. You can't rent a dress suit now-a-days for less than two dollars, & my other two suits are in such condition that I dare got to Windsor only at night … winter seems to be about the only time I can get a little work done — in summer I have about as much privacy as a traffic policeman …"
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