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    Stanford White Typed Letter Signed "White". One page on McKim, Mead & White letterhead, 8" x 10.5", New York, November 15, 1895. In his hand, "Dear Mac", likely his business partner Charles Follen McKim. In part, "Both Squiers and myself have had a devil of a time with the Indianapolis Commission. They came and sat for hours with Squiers, begging and imploring him to let you come over, and he finally got wild and sent them to me. I explained to them that you were in the heat of your work... they were very strenuous and stated that in addition to the commission already given you there was still some $200,000 of work to be given out..." Signed, "White". American architect and partner in the architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White, White's principles embodied the "American Renaissance". White was at the peak of his career at the time this letter was written. During the 1890's he was involved with more than 70 projects including the Washington Square Arch in New York City cited in this letter. He would die tragically in 1906 at the hands of millionaire Harry K. Thaw, husband of actress Evelyn Nesbit. Usual mail folds and negligible toning, with a small spindle hole at bottom; otherwise near fine condition.


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