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April 16 1951
1469 53rd Street
Dear Mrs. Miller
I was very happy to hear from you that you like the collection in various mediums as my gift in memory of your beloved Mother.
It will be hard to find a person to replace Mrs. Whitney in her noble work to help American Art. Your mother was the Angel to American Artists. To acquire works of art from every exhibition, and to help hundreds of Artists in more than 25 years or more. And her unselfish work in helping to educate and help to develop the taste of Art in America.
I feel I’m honored to give this intimate collection to the Whitney Museum of American Art in honor of your beloved Mother. Who single handed was keeping up the museum for dozens of years.
It takes a great person to do this.
With my many thanks in receiving my collection with your fine appreciation. And hope to see you on May 9th in the exhibition recent acquisitions.
With my very best wishes for you best of health.
Very sincerely yours,
Mrs. Whitney was the good angel who for my being director and vice president of the Society of independent Artists Mrs Whitney paid always the difference of a few thousand of dollars of the existence of the independent Artist for about 25 years. And the great help to establish the Art project to help her poor Artists in their struggle of existence which in return made America conscious of Art. Mrs. Whitney deserve a monument for her great work to bring art and culture in the United States a person who will remain in the history of American Art.