Mr Edward Adams
My brother informs me that you have expressed a wish to have my picture (Undertow) on your wall in order that you may consider its merits with a view of making me an offer.
In complying with your wish I beg to say that you have my permission to keep this picture on your wall as long as you find it agreeable within a years limit
In regard to your making me an offer for it, I can state to you now that my price is $3,000, less whatever commission I should have had to pay to any dealers had they sold it. Its first exhibition was in Boston & they would have charged 20 percent that would make it net me $2400 and never will I take any less
There is no hurry, look at this a month or two before you conclude
And remember that I much prefer that this should be in your house for the winter than in my studio
If you will direct Mr Thos A. Wilmurt 54 East 13th St when to send the Picture
It will be at your order by Wednesday. The case leaves here this afternoon