Letter from William H. Seward, October 4, 1939. Seward, then Governor of New York, writes to Catlin with regret for not accepting or responding to his personal invitation to view the gallery. Seward explains that he had "examined the paintings a year or two ago" and offers his support for Catlin's visit to Europe.
William H. Seward, Albany, N.Y. to George Catlin, 1839 Oct. 4. George Catlin papers, 1821-1904, 1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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